ALBANY – The Lady Cavaliers clinched their third shutout Friday as they beat Broward College 5-0 at home.
Freshman Lyana Perez was outstanding as she racked up four goals for Darton. Her first came in only the third minute of the match.
It was an easier win than expected, as Broward is a talented, well coached young team. They did manage to challenge Darton’s goal, and forced ‘keeper Hong Tran to make seven saves.
“I think that team has a lot of potential,” Darton head women’s soccer coach Ken Veilands said. “They are a new program and this was their first game.”
Veilands said his team planned to pressure Broward early on, expecting them to be weary from a long road trip and maybe even jittery about their first season game.
“I’m very happy with the way we executed,” he said. “We had to make some adjustments as we have a starter that’s out, but it worked out well and it showed that we can do some different things.”
Darton is ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA and is now 4-0 with three shutout victories. They’ve allowed one goal and have scored 18 in four games.
The Lady Cavaliers will host Broward again Sunday at noon. They’ll host Middle Georgia on Thursday in what should be a very challenging GCAA conference matchup.