Due West, SC – Southern Wesleyan advances to the Conference Carolinas Championship Tournament after defeating the Erskine College Flying Fleet in a 1-0 final score on Monday evening.
The Warriors put up six shots and three shots on goal in the victory over the Flying Fleet. Rachel Curtis led the team with three shots and two shots on goal. Brooke Cash also had two shots and one shot on goal. Curtis picked up the lone goal off an assist by Heily Hernandez. Jen Golio played all 90 minutes in goal for the Warriors, collecting nine saves during the game.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 1, Erskine 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (6-8-2 / CC 4-6-1) Erskine (5-9-1 / CC 3-7-1)
Coach Morrell says…
"Great win tonight, with so much on the line, one we needed to show up and work hard. It wasn't always pretty, but the team fought with everything. Super proud of the back line, kept us organized and balanced, Jen made some huge saves in goal. Really nice to get the shut out win."
How It Happened
Erskine charged down the field, taking several shots, but the Southern Wesleyan defense and Jen Golio kept Devyn Cabral's ball from meeting the back of the net. The Flying Fleet took a free kick right outside the penalty box, but the Warriors defenders wall stayed strong to keep the ball out. Molly Wanning passed the ball toward Brooke Cash, who drilled it to the net, but the Flying Fleet goalkeeper got in the way to keep the Warriors from taking the lead. The Warriors continued to attack as Rachel Curtis took a shot on goal off a corner kick, but Cheyanne Fuller continued to protect the net. The Warriors continued to push ahead as Heily Hernandez passed the ball ahead of the Erskine Flying Fleet defense to Rachel Curtis. Curtis drove it to the net to put Southern Wesleyan up 1-0. Southern Wesleyan led 1-0 at the half.
Southern Wesleyan attacked early as Rachel Curtis drove the ball toward the net, but her shot went just a little wide to keep the Warriors for extending their lead. The Erskine Flying Fleet countered, attacking quickly, but the Warriors deflected all of their attacks to push the ball back down the field. Makala Latsch drove the ball toward the net, looking for Curtis, but the Flying Fleet got the ball out of the box once again. The Flying Fleet continued to pressure, but the Warriors put up a fight as Jen Golio saved the ball and the Warriors backline stayed strong. Southern Wesleyan went on defeat the Erskine College Flying Fleet in a 1-0 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will open up Conference Carolinas Championship Tournament at Mount Olive, NC as they take on the University of Mount Olive Trojans on November 9 at 4 p.m.