Americus, GA – Southern Wesleyan rises above the Georgia Southwestern Canes to take a 4-0 victory and bring their record to 2-2.
The Warriors posted 22 shots and 13 shots on goal. Ashley Romanowski led the Warriors with six shots and five shots on goal. She was followed by Rachel Curtis with four shots. Romanowski went on to lead the team with two of the Warriors four goals. She was followed by Curtis and Marla Burgos each with one goal in the game. Rachel Curtis posted two assists in the win. Ashley Romanowski and Amber German followed her with one assist each. Courtney McNeill played the whole game in the goal, with two saves and no goals against her.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 4, Georgia Southwestern 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-2), Georgia Southwestern (0-3)
Coach Morrell says…
"Really happy with our performance today, it was a great effort after a disappointing loss last time out. The team worked hard in practice and were determined to come out strong. They played smart, played hard and really worked together. Good result, but the process was very good too."
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan struck first in the debate against Georgia Southwestern. Ashley Romanowski made two shots on goal, before senior Marla Burgos drove the ball into the net to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead over the Canes. The Canes countered with two shots on goal, one wide and one saved by goalkeeper Courtney McNeill, but neither goal found the net. Several Warriors made shots, but the Warriors ended the first half leading 1-0.
At the start of the second half of the game, Rachel Curtis made a shot on the goal, but it went wide. The Canes Ella Hawkins drove the ball in and made a shot, but Courtney McNeill saved the ball to prevent Georgia Southwestern from tying the game. Ashley Romanowski drives the ball forward to break through and score a goal past a diving Georgia Southwestern goalkeeper to give the Warriors 2-0 lead. Minutes later, Romanowski broke away to score a second time in the half bring the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Once again, Ashley Romanowski brought the ball down, but passed it to Rachel Curtis who put it in the net to give the Warriors a 4-0 lead. Romanowski received the assist on the play.
Southern Wesleyan will return home on September 16 to host Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas action. The Warriors will take on the Crusaders at 5 p.m. They will then travel to Toccoa Falls to take on the Screaming Eagles on September 19 at 6 p.m.