Early goal downs Tornado at SWU

Early goal downs Tornado at SWU

CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team fell behind Southern Wesleyan University early on Wednesday evening and couldn't recover. The Tornado tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but the Warrior defense was too tight as Southern Wesleyan took the contest 2-0.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Southern Wesleyan 2, King 0
LOCATION: Childs Field; Central, S.C.
RECORDS: King 4-8, 1-6 Conference Carolinas; Southern Wesleyan 5-6-2, 3-4-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southern Wesleyan jumped out to a lead as Ashley Romanowski found the back of the net four minutes in.
  • King then tried to turn the field, as Anya Gross followed with a shot on target, but it was saved.
  • The Tornado had three more shots over the next 10 minutes, but not on frame.
  • Erin Foster kept King close, making six saves in the opening half, including four in a 15-minute stretch.
  • Meghan O'Ferral had a pair of shots in the 30th minute, one was saved, and the other went off the crossbar.
  • The Warriors extended their lead to 2-0 in the 36th minute when Heily Hernandez found the back of the net.
  • Maya Houston place on shot on goal in the 44th minute, but it was saved, and Foster made a pair of saves in the final five minutes, sending the Tornado to halftime down 2-0.
  • King tried to comeback in the second half, taking 12 shots with four on goal.
  • Two of those shots came in the first five minutes as Hope Lissitz started the half with a shot and Erin Peters followed with another shot.
  • O'Ferral had another shot turned away in the 64th minute before having another glance off the crossbar in the 80th minute.
  • That was the best opportunity the Tornado had in the second half as they fell to Southern Wesleyan 2-0.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • King took 22 shots in the contest, placing seven on goal.
  • The Tornado also had three corner kicks.
  • Foster made five saves in the first half and Celia Patters made one save in the second half.

FOR THE FOES

  • Southern Wesleyan took 13 shots in the contest, including eight on goal.
  • The Warriors also had two corner kicks.
  • Jen Golio made seven saves in the contest.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home on Saturday to take on the University of Mount Olive. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Southern Wesleyan travels to Limestone College on Saturday.