From Staff Reports
MORROW The Clayton State University women's soccer team pulled off one of the biggest wins in school history in its home opener Sunday at Laker Field.
The 12th-ranked Division II Lady Lakers stunned fifth-ranked Carson-Newman, 3-1, behind a trio of goals from Olaitan Yusuf.
The win avenges a loss to the Lady Eagles in last year's first round of the NCAA Soccer Championships.
Yusuf scored her first goal of the match 15 minutes into play off a pass from Antionette Anouga. She added another goal with eight minutes remaining in the half off a pass from junior Nkese Udoh.
Last year's Division II scoring leader, Yusuf, scored her third and final goal of the match at the 76th-minute mark off a pass from Yasmin Sunbul.
Carson-Newman cut the deficit to 3-1 in the 90th minute on a goal from Vicki Farquhar off a direct kick.
The Lady Eagles (3-2) outshot the Lady Lakers, 11-6, in the match and Clayton State keeper Judith Chime finished with seven saves, while Carson-Newman goalie Melissa Terrell had two.
The Lady Lakers (3-1) finished the final 30 minutes a player down.
Clayton State will return to action Saturday in its Peach Belt Conference opener, playing host to North Georgia College & State University in a 7:30 p.m. match.
Saturday, the Clayton State men's soccer team, ranked No. 7 in Division II battled Florida Tech to a scoreless tie.
The Lakers play host to Pfeiffer University in a 6 p.m. match Wednesday.