STATESBORO, Ga. — In a season-defining encounter, South Georgia Tormenta FC’s USL W League team faces the visiting Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves SC this Tuesday, June 27, at Erk Russell Park at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both teams know the importance of a win on Tuesday night in a game between league leaders, currently Tormenta FC, and second place. A win on Tuesday night for Tormenta FC can potentially lock a playoff spot with only two games left following Tuesday’s game.
The last time both teams met, Chattanooga was able to hand South Georgia its only defeat of the season to date. A win for Tormenta FC will tie the head-to-head record based on total points in W League games (one win for both teams). Therefore both teams would go to the second tie-breaker, Total Points Per Game (PPG), in league play. Both scenarios are only possible if both teams finish the season with the same points earned through wins and draws.
Last Tuesday, Tormenta FC had one of the most significant victories of the W League season, defeating Tennessee Soccer Club 8-1. Amy Andrews led the offensive line contributing with four goals and one assist. Andrew’s has written her name in the Tormenta FC history books as she becomes the first player ever in the Tormenta FC organization to score four goals in one game. Andrews also currently leads the entire W League in goals with eleven scored in seven games.
Chattanooga is coming into Tuesday from an upset loss after being defeated by Southern Soccer Academy. A problematic result now has Chattanooga in dire need of a win if it wants to keep applying pressure to South Georgia and take the fight to the last minute.
If results favor South Georgia, the Statesboro side could clinch the division title as soon as July 8. However, most scenarios have the South Central Division settled in the regular season’s last match day. Therefore, July 10’s match between Tormenta FC and SC United Bantams will be one of the most intense and meaningful games of the inaugural W League season.
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.