Laurinburg, NC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the St. Andrews in a 14-5 final on Friday afternoon.
The Warriors posted 18 shots with nine shots on goal in the loss to the Knights. Taylor Hames led the team with four shots on goal. Taylor Hames and Jairy Sandoval led the team with two goals each while Betsy Bovee posted her first goal of the season for the fifth goal for the Warriors. Sandoval had the lone assist for the Warriors. Hames and Kaeleigh McDaniel both had two ground balls while Sandoval led the team with five draw controls. McDaniel played the whole game in the cage for the Warriors and made 16 saves.
Final: St. Andrews 14, Southern Wesleyan 5
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-6) St. Andrews (3-4)
How It Happened
The Knights jumped out early on a goal by Victoria Washington, however minutes later Jairy Sandoval put the ball in the net to tie the game 1-1. St. Andrews charged ahead, taking a 4-1 lead on back-to-back goals. Southern Wesleyan put up several shots, but none found the net until Sandoval scored with just over 15 minute remaining in the first half to make the score 2-4. Sandoval passed the ball to Taylor Hames who put it in the net minutes later to make the score 3-5. Southern Wesleyan continued to pressure, only allowing two more goals before the end of the half. St. Andrews led 7-3 at the half.
Southern Wesleyan kicked off the second half with a goal by Betsy Bovee to come to within three of the Knights. It took the Knights five minutes to counter with a goal by Allie Aycook. St. Andrews continued to pressure, scoring back-to-back goals to take a 10-4 lead over Southern Wesleyan. With just under ten minutes remaining in the second half, Taylor Hames took the ball to the net to put the Warriors within six and make the score 11-5. The Warriors put up several more shots, but St. Andrews won the game 14-5.
Southern Wesleyan will next take on the University of Mount Olive Trojans on March 10 at 3 p.m. They will then return to Childs Field on March 15 as they take on the University of Charleston.