Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan wins first Conference Carolinas game of the season in a 1-0 final over the Emmanuel Lions
The Warriors took nine shots with Ashley Romanowski leading the team with four. Romanowski went on to contribute three of the Warriors four shots on goal, scoring the lone goal for the Warriors on one of the shots. Aline Troyano boasted the lone assist for the Warriors. Senior Courtney McNeill played the whole game in the goal while posting nine saves.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 1, Emmanuel 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (4-4 / CC 1-3), Emmanuel (3-4-1 / CC 1-4-1)
Coach Morrell says…
"Really proud of the team tonight, it was a gutsy team win! They played hard and until the final whistle. Emmanuel played really well and put a lot of pressure on us, but I am really happy with how we handled it."
How It Happened
The Emmanuel Lions took several shots, but Courtney McNeill saved the shots to prevent the Lions from leaping ahead. Southern Wesleyan countered to strike first. On a pass from Aline Troyano, Ashley Romanowski drove the ball into the net to give the Warriors a 1-0 point advantage. The Lions tried to push past the Warriors, but the Warriors defense stood strong to win their first Conference Carolinas game of the season in a 1-0 final.
Southern Wesleyan will travel to Banner Elk, North Carolina to take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats on September 30 and 1:30 pm. They will then remain away on October 4 as they take on the Columbia International Rams at 7 p.m. The Warriors will then return home on October 7 to take on the Converse Valkyries as they celebrate senior night.