From staff reports
The Sand Sharks needed just one goal, as Synne Bye-Andersen’s fifth goal of the season propelled USC Beaufort women’s soccer to the best start in program history, defeating Clayton State 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Morrow, Ga.
USCB (5-0-0, 1-0-0 PBC) also collected its first victory as a member of the Peach Belt Conference.
Bye-Andersen’s goal was her fifth of the season and the 13th of her career. She took three shots on goal.
Emily Worrell was again spectacular in goal with six saves in 90 minutes for the shutout, the eighth of her career. The sophomore has 434 scoreless minutes this season
USCB had its first opportunity in the 15th minute after Mari Kalvatn deeked a Laker attacker and sent a through ball to Bye-Andersen, who streaked down the right side and went one-on-one with the goalkeeper. However, the shot was saved by the Clayton State goalkeeper.
After the Sand Sharks defense created a turnover close to midfield, Savanna Page sent a ball down the right side to Bye-Andersen, who scored her fourth goal in two games to give USCB a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute.
Clayton State (0-4-0, 0-1-0 PBC) kept the pressure throughout the second half, outshooting the Sand Sharks, 10-4, but the play of Worrell kept the Lakers off the board.