Brevard, N.C. - Clayton State scored two early goals, but were then held scoreless by good Tornado defense and Jack Shaw’s good play in goal. Despite the strong defensive effort, the Tornados were unable to find the back of the net, and fell 2-0 in a non-conference match with the Lakers.
The Tornados fall to 1-13 while Clayton State improves to 8-4-1.
The Lakers first goal came at 12:46 when Leighton Fredricks scored on a penalty kick. Minutes later, Mathias Faublas connected Ryan Pugh to give the Lakers an early 2-0 lead.
The Tornados and Shaw faced 28 shots from the Lakers, 14 in each half. Shaw did his part saving seven. While the rest of the Brevard defense did everything they could to keep the team within two. With seventeen minutes to play, Anthony Cardenas saved a goal after Shaw had to come out to make a save leaving the net open.
The Tornados finished the game connecting well and serving up good balls for their teammates. However, the Lakers allowed the Tornados to take just two shots on goal, both of which were saved by keeper, David Cristofoli clinching the 2-0 win for Clayton State.
The Tornados will return to action on Friday when they travel to Belmont Abbey for a 4 p.m. match.