Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell in an intense game against the North Greenville Crusaders in a 4-2 final score.
The Warriors recorded 21 shots and 12 shots on goal in the loss to the Crusaders. Malik Ibrahim led the team with six shots and four shots on goal. Ibrahim was followed by Grant Kiker with four shots and two shots on goal and Zack Hargreaves with four shots and three shots on goal. Kiker and Marshall Ball had the lone goals for the Warriors. Miguel Uribe played all ninety minutes in goal for Southern Wesleyan and made four saves.
Final: North Greenville 4, Southern Wesleyan 2
Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-10-1 / CC 2-6-1) North Greenville (6-8-1 / CC 3-7-1)
How It Happened
North Greenville pressured the Warriors early, but Southern Wesleyan countered with shots on goal by Zack Hargreaves, Romanov Jean and Malik Ibrahim. The Warriors continued to pressure as Grant Kiker drove the ball around the defense and took a shot on goal. Goalkeeper Noah Kendrick got in the way, but Kiker followed through and drove the ball into the net to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead. North Greenville tied it up right before half with a penalty kick goal by Casey Brady.
Both teams continued to pressure each other as North Greenville's Dawson Martin and Southern Wesleyan's Malik Ibrahim each took shots on goal. The Warriors pushed on, but shot attempts by Ibrahim and Zackery White went wide or hit the post. North Greenville pulled ahead on a second goal by Brady. Southern Wesleyan cut North Greenville's lead to 3-2 as Marshall Ball put in a penalty kick goal. The Warriors continued to fight to the end with shots on goal by Cale McLarnon, Zack Hargreaves and Grant Kiker, but the Crusaders kept them away and went on to win the game 4-2.
Southern Wesleyan will next take on the Columbia International Rams at Childs Field on October 23 at 7:30. They will remain at home as they host their 2018 Homecoming game against the University of Mount Olive Trojans at 7 p.m.