Varley's hat trick leads to victory in 2OTSeptember 1, 2009
Brevard defeats Lees-McRae 4-3
Brevard, N.C. - Bailey Varley scored three goals, including the game winner in double overtime, as the Tornados, for the second straight game, were victorious in overtime, downing the Lees-McRae Bobcats 4-3.
Brevard remains undefeated at 3-0, as Lees-McRae falls to 0-2 on the season.
The Bobcats struck just two minutes into the game when Melissa Horn, who would eventually have a hat trick of her own, headed in a goal following a corner kick. The assist on the play was credited to Vicki Rich.
Brevard answered back twenty minutes later when Allie Hovis perfectly hooked a pass over the defenders heads and found Varely who out ran Bobcat goalkeeper, Brittany Bolton, and scored.
Brooke Santerre connected with Horn for her second goal with minutes remaining in the second period giving the Bobcats a 2-1 lead.
Horn completed the hat trick before the period ended when she rebounded a shot that had bounced off the left goal post, scoring the insurance goal for the Bobcats who went into halftime with a 3-1 lead.
The Tornados battled back scoring ten minutes into the second period. Alyssa Carcena recorded her first assist of the year by connecting with Varley for her second goal, cutting the Bobcats lead to just one goal.
Brevard persevered, capitalizing on a Lees-McRae foul. Following the foul, Nikki Peacock knocked a free kick to Hannah Graham who scored her first collegiate goal, bouncing a shot off goalkeeper, Brittany Bolton’s hand and into the back of the net.
With the game knotted 3-3 the Tornados went into overtime for the second straight game.
Tornado goalkeeper, Sydney Douglas, made a diving stop with just two minutes remaining in overtime, to keep the Bobcats off the board and send the game into a second overtime.
Douglas stopped five of eight shots on goal picking up her second win of the season.
Varley ended the game just two minutes into the second overtime when she took the ball that had bounced off of a Lees-McRae defender and knocked it into the back of the net for the Tornados victory and a hat trick.
The team is back in action again on Friday when Young Harris travels to Brevard for a 5:30pm game.