|September 12, 2009||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|CLSM||2:16||Faublas, Matthias (Brown, Liam , Neilson, Brett)|
|CLSM||72:02||Fredericks, Leighton (Ray, Jonathan )|
|NEWM||89:51||Marvin Torvic (Colt Priest )|
|CLSM||101:39||McKeever, Jonathan (Ray, Jonathan )|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||CLSM|
|Shots (on Goal)||14 (4)||34 (13)|
MORROW, Ga. - The Newberry College men's soccer team took the Clayton State University Lakers to overtime, but fell in the extra period, 3-2.
An overtime rebound goal gave Clayton State (4-2-0) the win over Newberry (1-4-0), who shook off a quick start from the Lakers. Clayton scored in the match's third minute, as Matthias Faublas received a Liam Brown pass and took a shot from the top of the penalty area that beat Newberry goalkeeper Joel Johnson (Sangre Grande, Trinidad & Tobago) to put Clayton State up 1-0.
The scarlet and gray would respond before halftime, however. After a Clayton State foul in the 36th minute, Newberry's Colt Priest (Marietta, Ga.) took a free kick from the middle of the field, 40 yards away from the net that found its way into the net to tie the game, 1-1. The goal marks the first of Priest's collegiate career.
The teams entered halftime tied, 1-1. Clayton State outshot Newberry 13-4 in the first half and 34-14 in the match.
After 27 minutes of no scoring to start the second half, Clayton State's Leighton Fredericks took a Jonathan Ray cross in the 72nd minute and scored from the top of the penalty area to give Clayton State the lead back, 2-1.
With time winding down in the final minute, Newberry's chances for a tie looked slim, but the scarlet and gray would convert on a timely opportunity. Colt Priest launched a pass into the front of the goal and Marvin Torvic (French Guiana) headed it past Clayton State goalkeeper David Cristofoli to tie the game 2-2 with nine seconds left in regulation.
Adrian Ochoa (East Point, Ga.) looked to give Newberry the win with a shot early in the extra frame, but Clayton State would press their attack for the rest of the period. Seven minutes into overtime, Clayton State's Jonathan Ray took a shot that Joel Johnson saved, but Jonathan McKeever took the rebound and scored, giving Clayton State the 3-2 win.
Physical play marked much of the match. Adrian Ochoa, Ruyter Rodrigues (Marietta, Ga.) and Francisco Espinoza (Brenham, Texas) received yellow cards for Newberry and Roger Boniface received a yellow card for Clayton State. Newberry's Tornubari Nyonebue (Rivers State, Nigeria) received a red card at the conclusion of the match.
Newberry will play at home for the first time since August 27 when the team hosts Montevallo on Wednesday, September 16. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m.