FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The Emmanuel College women's soccer team put up 7 points to defeat conference opponent Southern Wesleyan University on Wednesday night. The Lions commanded the field with 32 shots compared to the Warriors' 14.
Southern Wesleyan was the first to put a point on the board when Ashley Romanowski fired a shot into the top right corner of the goal.
A costly mistake for the Lions gave SWU the upper-hand after they scored on their own goal while attempting to get the ball out of the box.
Emmanuel would quickly recover from their error, however, going on an impressive four point run throughout the remainder of the first half. Freshman Moriah Logue scored off of an assist from Sophomore Hannah Logue first. Lee would follow up two minutes later with her first goal of the night, then again at the thirty two minute mark for her second goal. Senior Kayla Brown was the next to score for the Lions after rolling the ball off the bottom of the crossbar into the net.
In the second half the Warriors began to put pressure on the Lions. Ashley Romanowski drove by the Emmanuel defense and rolled a shot into the bottom left of the goal. Ten minutes later SWU would score again this time from Rachel Curtis.
Still leading by one, the Lions began taking control again in the final twenty five minutes of the game. Junior Sam Hedges would score her first career goal by volleying a shot over the keeper. Brown would then have the final goal of the game with a shot just beneath the crossbar, giving the Lions a 7-4 victory.
Emmanuel will continue action on Saturday at home when they take on Barton College at 1:30pm.
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