Shelton Lifts Storm to Victory on Senior Day

Shelton Lifts Storm to Victory on Senior Day

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College men's soccer team ended their 2012 season on Sunday (Oct. 28) with a 2-0 win against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Malone University on Senior Day at The Britt in Painesville.

The Storm (6-12-0, 5-8 GLIAC) picked up the first goal of the game in the seventh minute when senior Jake Shelton (Newburg, Md./Webber International University) scored his first goal of the season off a pass from Stewart Bath ( Billingham, England/Billingham Campus School/Averett) to put the Storm up 1-0. Storm goalie Filip Ljubesvki made a pair of key saves in the 16th minute to keep the Pioneers (6-8-2, 6-6-1 GLIAC) off the board in the first half.

Shelton added a second goal in the 74th minute, assisted by classmate Gary Carr (Dubin, Ireland) to put the Storm ahead 2-0. Adam Sharpnack converted on a penalty kick for Malone in the 86th minute, but it was not enough, as the Storm concluded their season with a 2-1 win.

Jake Shelton led the Storm on offense with his two goals on four shots. Ljubevski tallied three saves in the win.

The Storm end the 2012 season with a 6-12-0 overall and 5-8-0 GLIAC record. Stefan Martin (Surrey, England) led the Storm with five goals in the season. Anthony Novak (Toronto, Ont./St. Mary Catholic) and Cory Bucur (Bedford, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel), and Shelton recorded three and two goals respectively. Ryan Gibson (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto), James Grogan (Leed, England/Averett University), and Robert Vallerelo (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) also contributed a goal. Bath led the team with two assists while Luke Hobbs (Yarm, England/Conyers School), Gibson, Carr and Novak tallied an assist apiece. Filip Ljubevski led the Storm with 83 saves and six wins.

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