WOMEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT LYNX IN FINAL GAME OF SEASON
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Despite the dreary weather the Pirates
shined in their final game of the season, defeating Rhodes College
Pirates started the attack early and it paid off in the eighth minute when senior A.J. Andreola’s shot made Rhodes’ keeper make a diving save but she was unable to reign it in which allowed Jillian Curran to follow and put the ball in the back of the net to give SU the quick 1-0 lead.
The rest of the half would be a solid back and forth match with both teams having some decent looks at the goal, but the score remained 1-0 Southwestern heading into halftime.
Rhodes had three consecutive corners on the Pirates with 26 minutes left in the half, but Duncan made a couple of great saves and the defense locked down to keep the 1-0 SU lead.
In the final 11 minutes of the game, Chelsea Letzer made a great tackle near midfield and played a through ball to Andreola that Rhodes’ keeper came out aggressive on and was unable to corral in, allowing Andreola to win the ball and score on an open net to put Southwestern up 2-0.
A perilous cross from the Lynx with just under four minutes left in the match sailed past the goal untouched and out of danger for Southwestern and the Pirates held on to take the victory in their final game of the season.
Southwestern ends the season at 10-8-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the SCAC. The contest marks the end of the careers for five seniors, Cheryl Duncan, Laura Kromann, Jennifer Huntsman, Andi Miller and A.J. Andreola.