PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The Lake Erie men's soccer team could not
overcome two second-half goals by Lock Haven and fell to the
Eagles, 3-1, on Monday (Oct. 12) at Slattery Field.
The Storm (5-8-1) snagged its only lead of the game in the 18th minute as junior forward Scott Stuckey (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon) converted a penalty kick, beating Lock Haven keeper Chris Custer to the right side. It was Stuckey's 11th goal of the season.
It would be the only time the Storm would find the back of the net, however, as Custer and the Eagles' back line enforced a shutout the rest of the way.
David Qaisi tied the game at the 29:52 mark off a right-side corner kick, which he redirected from the back post, past Storm keeper Jared Daly (Hubbard, Ohio/Ursuline).
The game remained tied until the 63rd minute when William
Pasukinis scored off a cross from Steve Kretzer. Pasukinis' second
goal, in the 83rd minute, put the game away for Lock Haven
Daly stopped six shots for the Storm and freshman forward Rob Searles (Chardon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had a team-high three shots.
Lock Haven held a 14-9 advantage in shots, while Lake Erie was unable to convert on five corner kicks in the second half.
The Storm returns to the home pitch on Thursday (Oct. 15) for a tilt with in-state and future GLIAC foe Findlay at 4 p.m.