Decatur, GA- The women's soccer team was able to return to the pitch today after a lightning and rain storm made their field unplayable, causing a postponement of their last game. The team took the field against the Agnes Scott Scotties, a West division opponent in the USA South, in a crucial game to help determine whether the Mountaineers will qualify for the conference tournament.
The game got off to an awful start for the Mountaineers as the Scotties scored off the rebound of a shot hitting the post to take a quick 1-0 lead. Sohara Perez got two chances at finding the equalizer, though one ended up going wide while the other was saved the by opposing keeper. A shot by Rebecca Schmidt to also tie the game went wide before Agnes Scott took a 2-0 advantage in the 16th minute. Two more attempts from Perez and Sierra Massucco would not find pay dirt and Berea went into halftime trailing 6-0.
Lillian Setters took a shot in second half to try to cut into the Mountaineers' deficit was unsuccessful as it was saved by the goalkeeper. The offense for the Mountaineers struggled to turn their possessions into shots for the rest of the second half, as the visiting Blue Crew went on to fall by a final score of 9-0. Perez finished with a team-high five shots to go along with two shots each from Massucco and Schmidt. Setters also added a shot to Berea's total. Amber Follin played the whole game in the net for the Mountaineers, gathering 10 saves on 19 shots.
Berea stays on the road in the state of Georgia and in conference play as they travel to the city of Demorest to play Piedmont College tomorrow. Live statistics and live video of the scheduled 1:00 PM kick between the two teams can be found at the official home of Berea College Athletics, www.bereaathletics.com.