On October 30 the Women’s Soccer team of Clayton State (6-6-4, 3,35,2 PBC) were defeated by number No. 3 Columbus State, (15-0-1, 10-0-0 PBC) in the PBC quarterfinals. The game was a rematch of their September 29 game, where CST fell 3-1 to the cougars.
Going into the game CSU didn’t want history to repeat itself. The cougars first goal was scored at 23-minute mark where senior forward Olivia Jarrell received an assist from sophomore defender Madeline Goodfellow.
The rest of the first half went scoreless with shot attempts from each team.
The 57:26 mark brought about the first goal of the second half. Columbus player Amanda Murphy scored on a shot from top of box off a deflected cross. A minute later, junior forward Riley Clark received an assist from superstar Olivia Jarrell. The cougars ended their scoring spree at the 89:08 mark where midfielder Abby Marmito scored off an assist from midfielder Parker Morgan.
Columbus led CST in more shot attempt, their 12 against Clayton’s eight. Clayton had to shots on goal that were saved by sophomore goal keeper Bria Riancho. According to csucougars.com, this was Bria’s sixth shutout of the season she has only allowed one goal in her last 657 minutes of game time.
Junior defender Manoly Baquerizo led the team with three shot attempts, while Natalie Barbara and Hikari Taguchi both attempted shot on goal.
The Women’s season ended with a (6-6-4, 3-5-2 PBC) record. The 2018-19 season has had its ups and downs, but the women of Clayton State Soccer club made the best out of it.
Congratulations to the women’s Soccer team at Clayton State University. The Laker family looks forward to what is in store for the 2019-20 season.