Indians get back on track, defeat St. Andrew's 3-1
Monday, September 6, 2004 | by by Ryan Gross, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. After a tough loss on Thursday, the Newberry womens soccer team bounced back in a big way Saturday, defeating St. Andrews Presbyterian College 3-1.  The win propelled the Indians to 2-1 overall, entering South Atlantic Conference play this week.

Coming off the first loss of the season, we wanted to see how this young team would react, explained head coach Juan Pablo Favero.  They answered the question very clearly.

Favero has to feel good about the performance, considering the Knights were a well rested team, playing on their home field; while Newberry was playing their second consecutive road game in three days.

Even though St. Andrews had been resting for a week, and we just came out of a war against Erskine and a disappointing loss, the girls showed a lot of heart and character and performed very well.

Forward Adriana Farfan got the Indians scoring party started early, scoring on a header from a beautiful corner from Nicole Nilica in the 15th minute.  Just five minutes later, off an indirect kick, Brooke Tumblin scored the game winner from ten yards out.

Nilica wasnt done, as she scored an unassisted goal in the 74th minute, kicking ten yards out, past Knights keeper Meredith Yeager. 

Favero closed with these thoughts:

We still have a lot of work to do and this is another tough week coming up for us so we will keep moving forward and upward with the team.  I am very encouraged with the way we have performed these last three games and how we are coming together as a team.

Newberry are back in action Wednesday against visiting Pfeiffer College.  The Indians open SAC conference play at the Newberry Soccer Complex Saturday, hosting Mars Hill College.

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Newberry is a proud member institution of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.