Three straight! Clayton State women keep up winning ways with 1-0 shutout
WALESKA, Ga. – October 8, 2011 – Shutouts are starting to become common for the Clayton State Laker women's soccer team, and in a good way.
The Lakers made it three straight shutout victories on Saturday with a thrilling 1-0 squeaker over Reinhardt in non-conference play at Reinhardt's Ken White Field. Clayton State improves to 6-5 overall, while Reinhardt is now 8-2-2 overall. The defeat snapped the Lady Eagles' nine-game unbeaten streak.
"It's great to get a shutout," "We made a few lineup adjustments to keep it fresh. There were times that we never could get it going, but a win is a win. We are happy to be above .500."
Neither team could muster much offensive momentum throughout. Clayton State's best opportunity came in the first half in the 22nd minute when forward Natalia Valentine took a breakaway down the right wing. Her shot attempt, however, hit the cross bar.
The Lakers got the break they needed early in the second half. Josefine Holsten was tripped inside the penalty box in the 56th minute, setting up a penalty kick opportunity. Freshman defender Silvia Espelt capitalized on the kick for the game's lone goal.
Clayton State goalkeeper Laoise O'Driscoll recorded her fourth shutout of the season with three saves. Kaleigh Clark recorded one save for Reinhardt. Clayton State out-shot Reinhardt 6-3.
Clayton State returns to Peach Belt Conference action on Wednesday, playing host to Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Laker Field.