STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC continued USL W League action tonight at Erk Russell Park against Tennessee Soccer Club, earning the largest win in club history across all three teams with a final score of 8-1. Tormenta FC played with passion and heart tonight as they fought for a needed win to stay in the W League playoff race. English forward Amy Andrews scored four goals and former TFC Academy player Isabella Gutierrez scored a brace to lead Tormenta FC to a historic result at home.
Gutierrez gave Tormenta FC a strong start in the fourth minute, hammering the ball into the net after a beautiful ball across the box from defender Abby Wolf. Amy Andrews doubled the score in the seventh minute with a perfect strike into the box, recording her eighth goal of the W League season.
Gutierrez then grabbed a brace in the 16th minute off an assist by Jaida Nyby, bringing the score to 3-0. In the 24th minute, Gutierrez slipped the ball to Andrews, who slotted it into the back of the net for her second goal of the night.
In the 36th minute, Andrews scored the team’s first hat trick of the season off a ball from Nyby, her second assist of the night.
Andrews was unstoppable and scored her fourth goal of the night in the 40th minute with a cool finish into the back of the net, marking 11 goals scored on the season.
Midfielder Nyby added to her two assists in the 58th minute and scored a goal of her own, assisted by Andrews. Remi Olalere then lifted the ball perfectly over the keeper’s hands in the 83rd minute to bring the score to 8-0.
Tennessee was able to get a goal back in the 84th minute for a final score of 8-1, closing out a historic night at Erk Russell Park.
Tonight’s Player of the Match presented by Galactic Comics and Games is Isabella Gutierrez, who scored her first brace of the season tonight and also recorded two assists. Gutierrez was an offensive force throughout the full 90 minutes at Erk Russell Park.
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.
Tormenta FC now continues its race to the playoffs, hosting the Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves at Erk Russell Park on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET.