Lady Lakers stun No. 5 Carson-Newman, 3-1

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.