Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan shut out the Brewton-Parker Barons on Wednesday night in a 5-0 final score.
The Warriors posted 24 shots and 15 shots on goal in the victory. Rachel Curtis led the team with five shots and four shots on goal. She was closely followed by Joy Namyst with four shots and two on goal. Molly Wanning and Bryanna Pickens each had three shots and two shots on goal. Pickens led the team with two goals, while Curtis, Namyst and Brooke Cash each recorded solo goals in the first victory of the season. Namyst, Cash, Natalie Thompson and Cayla Hughes each had assists in the game. Jen Golio played eighty minutes in goal for the Warriors, collecting five saves. Anna-Marie Garrett picked up one save while playing the final minutes in goal for Southern Wesleyan.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 5, Brewton-Parker 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-1) Brewton-Parker (1-3)
Coach Morrell says…
"Really proud of the team tonight. Played well, played hard, played smart. We tarted slow last time out so we talked a lot about coming out strong from the first second, keeping our focus and staying committed. They put a lot of pressure on our back line in counter attacking and we did a great job of handling that. Great game from everyone!"
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan started strong as Makala Latsch pressed forward, but the Barons goalkeeper snagged the ball to keep the game scoreless. But the Warriors would not let up on pressure as Emily Corriher, Rachel Curtis, Ashton Irby and Heily Hernandez took shots on the goal, but none were able to make it. However, the Warrior attacks finally paid off as Joy Namyst charged down the field and put the ball in the back of the net to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead. Brewton-Parker countered with a shot, but Jen Golio kept the ball in control and away from the net. Brooke Cash passed the ball over to Rachel Curtis, who put it in the net to allow the Warriors to extend their lead to 2-0.
Up 2-0 at half, the Warriors continued to pressure the Barons. Joy Namyst passed the ball over to Brooke Cash, who drilled it into the back of the net just out of the reach of the diving goalkeeper to extend the lead to 3-0. Southern Wesleyan continued to pressure with more shots on goal, but Maygan La kept the ball out of the net to prevent the Warriors from extending their lead any further. The Warriors went on to win the game 5-0, as Bryanna Pickens scored back-to-back goals within three minutes.
Southern Wesleyan will next travel to Banner Elk, NC to take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats on September 14 in the Conference Carolinas opener. They will remain on the road on September 18 as they take on the GA Southwestern Canes at 6 p.m. The Warriors will return to Childs Field on September 21 as they host the Chowan Hawks at 1 p.m.