Morrow, Ga. - The Brevard College women’s soccer team was unable to match the offensive firepower of the Clayton State Lakers on Saturday evening. The Tornados fell 6-2 in their fourth contest of the 2010 season.
Brevard fell into a hole that was difficult to dig out of when they trailed 4-0 after 33 minutes of play. Clayton State’s Cherie Sayon scored three goals in the first 33 minutes and two of the first three Laker scores. Sayon put one in at the 12:51 marker from the left side of the penalty box after a pass from Natalia Valentine. Sayon’s second goal came at the 23:15 clip when she netted one on a breakaway. Sayon then fed Valentine a pass for Clayton State’s third goal of the game within the 30th minute. Sayon scored her third goal in the 32nd minute when she put one past the Tornados’ keeper at 32:37.
After falling behind 4-0, Brevard answered back with a goal just before halftime. Nikki Peacock (Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada) put one in with just one second left on the clock. It was Peacock’s first goal of the season and it came off of a corner kick from Carolyn Anderson (Decatur, Ga.). It was Anderson’s first assist of the season.
The Lakers came out strong again scoring two goals in the second half before Brevard could answer back. Clayton State’s Caitlin Clark put one in during the 53rd minute of play, and Sayon scored her fourth goal of the game just 27 seconds later at the 52:57 mark.
The Tornados scored their final goal in the 70th minute when freshman, Elena Crowe (Candler, N.C.) scored her second of the season. Bailey Varley (Concord, N.C.) was credited with her second assist of the season. Varley leads the Tornados with eight points.
Brittany Webster (Stafford, Va.) made her third start of the season and was showered by 20 shots. Fellow freshman, Crissy Moran (Franklin County, Va.) stood the final 37 minutes and three seconds without surrendering a goal in the loss to the Lakers.
Brevard continues their 2010 season when they play host to the Pacers of USC-Aiken on Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m. at Brevard College soccer field.