October 18, 2008

Clayton State edges GSW in double-overtime thriller

MORROW, Ga. - GSW came up short in their bid to knock off the Peach Belt Conference's second place team in thrilling 1-0 double-overtime match with Clayton State on Saturday afternoon at Laker Field.

The Hurricanes defense stifled Clayton State (8-4-2, 3-0-2 PBC) for all of regulation and the first overtime period.  However, in the 104th minute, CSU's Stephen Behan sent a cross over the defense to a waiting Leighton Fredericks on the backside of the penalty box. Fredericks hammered home the game-winner - his ninth goal of the season and fifth game-winner of the season.

Although Clayton State outshot GSW 18-5, the Lakers could never get a clear shot on the goal until the game-winner.

GSW goalkeeper John Scharnikow stopped five.  Laker goalie David Cristofoli recorded the shutout with one save.

Derek Schicker led the ‘Canes offense with two shots, while Jamie Kiep had the lone GSW shot on goal. 

The Hurricanes (3-12, 1-3) are back in action on Saturday (October 25) hosting UNC Pembroke at 3:30 p.m.

 

PICTURED: Derek Schicker

PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn

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