October 11, 2008

The Saints Battle Clayton State to 1-1 Draw

Box Score

Dahlonega, GA – North Georgia College & State University got back on track Saturday afternoon, playing Clayton State to a 1-1 deadlock at the soccer complex in Peach Belt Conference action.

After a scoreless first half, North Georgia (5-8-1, 0-2-1 PBC) drew first blood in the 48th minute. The Saints’ Bradley Rose took an incoming pass from Calvin Cook between Laker defender Matthias Faublas and goalkeeper David Cristofoli and scored to give North Georgia a 1-0 lead.

However, Clayton State scored the equalizer 10 minutes later as freshman Leighton Fredericks headed home the goal off a cross from Matty Phillips.

Neither team could muster much down the stretch, although North Georgia appeared to take the lead the waning moments of regulation, an offsides call wiped out the potential game-winning goal and forced overtime where neither team was able to capitalize.

North Georgia goalkeeper Rade Tanaskovic recorded five saves, while Cristofoli recorded three saves for Clayton State. 

The Saints will be back in action next week on the road, traveling to Florida to take on Nova Southestern Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.