Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan dropped a heartbreaker in double overtime to the Bob Jones Bruins on Saturday evening. The Warriors recorded 23 shots and 12 shots on goal in the loss to the Bruins.
Ashley Romanowski led the Warriors with four shots on goal. She was followed by Rachel Curtis with three shots on goal. Romanowski and Makala Latsch had the lone goals of the game. Romanowski and Natalie Thompson each recorded assists in the loss. Jen Golio played 107 minutes in goal for the Warriors and recorded seven saves during the game.
Final: Bob Jones 3, Southern Wesleyan 2
Records: Bob Jones (1-3), Southern Wesleyan (0-1)
Coach Morrell says…
"Heartbreaker tonight. We started slow, really slow for about 15-20 minutes and got down 1-0. From that point on, the effort was better, we played smarter, created some really good chances. Just one of those nights where we had a hard time scoring. Credit to Bob Jones, they played great and with a lot of grit. But super proud of our team, they fought hard and played well."
How It Happened
Bob Jones attacked quickly as they took a 1-0 on a goal by Brinkley Adams after five minutes of play had passed. They continued to threaten, however Jen Golio protected the net to keep them from furthering their lead. The Warriors fought back as Joy Namyst and Rachel Curtis took shots. Their attacks finally paid off as Ashley Romanowski passed the ball in to Makala Latsch off a corner kick. Latsch tapped the ball passed the goal keeper to allow the Warriors to tie the game 1-1.
Southern Wesleyan continued to press as the second half kicked off as Mallory Butler, Rachel Curtis and Brooke Cash attacked the net. However, Bob Jones would not be silenced as Kayle Stevenson got the ball around the Warriors defense and put it in the net to allow the Bruins to regain the lead. The lead was short lived as the Warriors continued to threated. Freshman Natalie Thompson passed the ball up to Ashley Romanowski who sent it to the back of the net to allow the Warriors to tie the game. Despite several more shots by Butler, Curtis and Bryanna Pickens, the Warriors could not pass to force the teams into overtime.
The Warriors controlled the pace of the game in the first overtime period as several took shots on goal, but none would pan out. Southern Wesleyan continue to pressure, but Bob Jones would not be defeated as Jenna Bishop put the ball in the net to allow the Bruins to win in double overtime.
Southern Wesleyan will remain at home on September 11 as they host the Brewton Parker Barons at 5 p.m. They will then hit the road as they travel to Banner Elk, NC to take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats in the first Conference Carolinas game of the season at 1:30 p.m.