Lone Goal Not Enough For Warrior Victory

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Mount Olive, NC – Southern Wesleyan dropped their second Conference Carolinas game of the season to the University of Mount Olive Trojans in a 5-1 final score on Saturday.

The Warriors took 10 shots and five shots on goal in the loss to the Trojans on Saturday.  Four Warriors posted two shots in the loss to Mount Olive, with senior Ashley Romanowski leading the team with two shots on goal.  Romanowski went on to record the lone goal for the Warriors.  Jen Golio played the first sixty minutes of the game, collecting 10 saves.  Anna-Marie Garrett finished up the game in goal for Southern Wesleyan.


Game Vitals

Final: Mount Olive 5, Southern Wesleyan 1

Records: Southern Wesleyan (3-3-2 / CC 1-2-1) Mount Olive (5-0-1 / CC 4-0)


How It Happened

Southern Wesleyan attacked early as Makala Latsch drove the ball toward the net, but it did not find the net.  Mount Olive quickly countered as Jaelyn Brown scored the first goal of the game to give the Trojans a 1-0 advantage over the Warriors.  The Trojans continued to attack as several players attacked the net, but Jen Golio and the Warriors defense continued to react to all of their attacks.  Molly Wanning pressured the Trojans, but Taylor Lewis got in the way to keep Southern Wesleyan off the board.  Two more goals by Mount Olive put the Trojans up 3-0 at the half.

Southern Wesleyan would not give up as Rachel Curtis and Ashley Romanowski drove the ball to the net, but Taylor Lewis and the Mount Olive defense deflected all of their attacks.  The Trojans were not done, scoring two more goals to give them a 5-0 lead.  However, the Warriors would not let up as Romanowski beat the Trojan defenders and got past the keeper to score her ninth goal of the season and put Southern Wesleyan down 5-1.  Bryanna Pickens and Cayla Hughes each took shots on the goal, but neither paid off as the Warriors fell in a 5-1 final score.


What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will return to Childs Field on October 9 as they host the Emmanuel Lions at 5 p.m.  They will then remain at home to host the Barton Bulldogs on October 12 at 1 p.m.  The Warriors will then hit the road to take on the Shaw Bears on October 16.