STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC’s USL W League team takes on Southern Soccer Academy this Wednesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET from Erk Russell Park. South Georgia remains undefeated after obtaining a 1-0 win against Peachtree City MOBA on June 2. TFC Academy forward Elise Holcey, the W League’s first announced player, made history that night following her first goal for Tormenta FC, minutes after entering the pitch.
The last time the two sides met, a 2-2 thriller on the road saw Amy Andrews and Elis Nemtsov score for South Georgia to bring a point back to Statesboro and remain undefeated this season.
Last Thursday, Tormenta FC obtained its first W League home win with a 1-0 defeat over Peachtree City MOBA. A goal from Elise Holcey sealed the game for South Georgia and marked the team’s first goal scored at home.
Southern Soccer Academy played its last match against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, ending in a 1-1 draw for the Georgia side. Now, SSA travels to Statesboro seeking a win to get back on track.
In June of 2021, Tormenta FC was named a founding member of the USL W League, an elite pre-professional pathway for women looking to build their careers both on and off the pitch. For two decades between 1995 and 2015, the W League saw some of the biggest names past and present in the sport compete on the field, and this new era will build on the legacy of its predecessor. In alignment with the USL League Two season, the W League will kick off in May and end with the W League Playoffs and W League Final in late July.
To stay up to date on Tormenta FC’s new women’s team, fans can follow Tormenta Women on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about the USL W League, visit USLWLeague.com or follow the W League on Twitter at @USLWLeague.