Pugh delivers as Clayton State men advance in Peach Belt Conference Tournament
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – November 1, 2011 – Throughout this 2011 men's soccer season, Ryan Pugh has struggled offensively for the Clayton State Lakers. However, he delivered when the Lakers needed it the most on Tuesday.
Pugh scored the game-winner late in the second half as Clayton State prevailed in a 1-0 thriller at North Georgia in the first round of the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Tournament. The victory improves Clayton State to 10-7 overall, and the Lakers will play either Flagler or USC Aiken in Friday's 7 p.m. PBC semifinal in Augusta.
North Georgia's season ends at 9-7-1.
Pugh came through for the Lakers in the 83rd minute when he took a right cross from senior forward Matty Phillips and scored on a header in front of the goal. It was the break the Lakers needed after constantly attacking North Georgia with 23 shots to only 10 for the Saints.
Clayton State goalkeeper Brian Garcia recorded the shutout with one save, while North Georgia goalkeeper Rade Tanaskovic recorded seven saves.