The Lady Bulldogs competed in the NWLL National Tournament last weekend. As the number 8 seed, TWC faced the number one seed SCAD in the first game.
The Lady Bees jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on their way to an 18-0 victory. Chelsea Walsh led the Lady Bulldogs with four shots and one ground ball. Taylor Barganier added three shots, while Sharon Acoff was credited with two shots and three groundballs. Nicolette Dungee finished with 17 saves in net for the Lady Bulldogs.
In the Lady Bulldogs second game, the Lady Eagles of Reinhardt University jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but TWC scored three goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation to cut the deficit to one. After a Lady Eagles save with less than two minutes remaining, the Lady Eagles went on to win 10-9.
The Lady Bulldogs picked up their first goal of the game when Anna Headen found the back of the net after a nice setup pass from Taylor Barganier. Just over two minutes later the Lady Bulldogs cut the deficit to five after Chelsea Walsh picked up her first goal of the goal. With 2:10 left in half Headen was credited with her second goal of the game to cut the deficit to four. At the break the Lady Eagles led 7-3.
To start the second half the Lady Bulldogs picked up their fourth straight goal after Rachel Matlock netted her first goal of the game with 23:26 left. Up three the Lady Eagles extended their lead to four after Ives tallied her third goal of the game. From there the Lady Bulldogs picked up back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to two. Barganier and Matlock were credited with the goals. The Lady Eagles answered right back with two of their own goals to once again extend the lead back to four. Hewett and Gongas were both credited with their second goals of the game. The Lady Bulldogs would not go away though. Serra Kerley picked up first and second goals of the game with under ten minutes to play and the Lady Bulldogs trailed by two. With two minutes left in the game Walsh picked up her second goal of the game to cut the deficit to one. After a nice save by Taylor Reid of Reinhardt, the Lady Eagles would control the final minute and a half, and take the victory 10-9.
Kerley led the Lady Bulldogs, finishing with two goals and five assists. Walsh finished with a goal and an assist, while Headen and Matlock each were credited with two goals. Nicolette Dungee picked up 11 saves in net for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Spartans of Missouri Baptist jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold on against the Lady Bulldogs of Tennessee Wesleyan in their final game of the tournament. The Lady Bulldogs used twelve second half goals on their way to a 17-11 victory.
Lauren Murray got the Lady Spartans on the board early with a goal just under four minutes into the game. The Lady Bulldogs answered right back with a pair of goals to take their first lead of the game. Taylor Barganier and Serra Kerley tallied the goals for the Lady Bulldogs, while Chelsea Walsh picked up both assists.
The Lady Spartans answered back with four straight goals to take a 5-2 lead. The Lady Bulldogs cut the deficit to two after a goal from Walsh. Anna Headen picked up the assist on the goal. From there both teams traded a pair of goals over the final six minutes and the Lady Spartans led 7-5 at the break.
The Lady Bulldogs picked up the first goal of the second half to cut the deficit to one. Sharon Acoff picked up her first goal of the game. After a Pfyl goal for Lady Spartans, the Lady Bulldogs rallied off three straight goals to take a 9-8 lead. Lauren McHugh, Rachel Matlock, and Kerley were credited with goals for the Lady Bulldogs.
Pfyl scored for the Lady Spartans with 22:20 left in the game, tying the game up at nine. Once again it would be the Lady Bulldogs scoring three unanswered goals to take a 13-10 lead. Kerley picked up a pair of goals during the run, while Barganier added the third.
Pfyl picked up her fifth goal of the game with 16:36 left in the game, but the Lady Bulldogs would score five out the last six goals to take the victory 17-11.
Kerley led the Lady Bulldogs with six goals and two assists. She also added five ground balls. Barganier and Matlock each added three goals, while Walsh picked up a pair. Nicolette Dungee picked up the win in net for the Lady Bulldogs after picking up 15 saves.
With the win the Lady Bulldogs finish seventh at the 2014 NWLL National Championship and finish the season 9-10.
Serra Kerley was named to the NWLL All-Tournament team. Kerley created problems for defenses all tournament as she recorded eight goals and seven assists.