September 30, 2009

Lakers Edge North Georgia 1-0 in Men's Soccer

Box Score

MORROW, GA – The North Georgia men’s soccer team came up short Wednesday evening, falling to in-state and league rival Clayton State as the Lakers’ first-half goal was enough to hold off the Saints for a 1-0 victory in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints drop their second straight league game to open the season, falling to 3-5 overall, and 0-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Clayton State improves to 5-4 overall, and 1-1 in the conference.

Clayton State scored the lone goal of the game at the 30:07 mark as Matthias Faublas took a pass from Kyle Timm and headed the ball past North Georgia goalkeeper Rade Tanaskovic for the game-winner.

While the Lakers scored just the one goal, Clayton State had chances all evening, recording 25 shots to just five for the Saints, and totaling nine corner kicks while not allowing North Georgia to attempt a single free kick from the corner.

David Cristofoli recorded the shutout in goal for the Lakers, lasting all 90 minutes, while adding three saves in the victory. Tanaskovic saved five shots for North Georgia, while going the distance and allowing one goal.

The Saints return to action on Saturday, October 3, traveling to Brevard College to clash with the Hurricanes. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m.