CU Women’s Soccer Advances With Shutout Of SWU
MURFREESBORO, N.C.- The Chowan Women's Soccer team advanced in the 2017 Conference Carolinas Tournament with a 2-0 shutout over the seventh-seeded Southern Wesleyan on Monday afternoon.
FINAL | Chowan 2, Southern Wesleyan 0
RECORDS | Chowan 12-2-2, Southern Wesleyan 9-9-0
LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Hawks Soccer Field)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Shannon Park tallied an assist in the win.
Chowan outshot the Warriors 20-13 with a 10-6 advantage on shots on target.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Southern Wesleyan recorded two shots in the 9' of play as the Hawks defense blocked both attempts.
Chowan got on the board in the 11' as defender Shannon Park played up the right side of the pitch. Park slid the ball over the Sierra Gonzalez at the top of the right wing and found the top shelf for the 1-0 lead.
SWU almost found the equalizer in the 27' as Warrior striker, Romanowski, hit the left post and corralled by Olivia Borer before the Warriors were able to knock the attempt in.
CU looked to post a second tally in the waning stages of the half grabbing a free kick just outside the box with 7.8 seconds remaining. Monae Moore and Ashlyn Smith had their attempts blocked as the horn sounded.
SWU came out on the attack after the half with three shots and a corner kick. Off the corner kick, the Hawks' defense stood strong blocking the first attempt and saving the final attempt.
As physical played continued, Sabrina Henderson was pulled from behind near the right end line and was granted a penalty kick in the 63'. Henderson converted from the spot to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
Sierra Gonzalez looked to go top shelf again in the 71' but was saved.
The Warriors tallied two shots in the final three minutes of play but was denied by Olivia Borer in goal.
Chowan will face sixth-seeded Lees-McRae on Thursday, November 2 in the Conference Carolinas Semifinals. The host for the Semifinals will be determined tonight as top-seeded Limestone plays Erskine. Lees-McRae upset third seed Belmont Abbey 4-2 in a shootout.