PBC Tournament: Flagler Escapes Clayton State 3-2 in Overtime
EVANS, Ga. – Flagler’s Marco Padilla scored the golden goal in the 92nd minute Friday night to lead the top-seeded Saints to a 3-2 overtime victory over fifth-seeded Clayton State in the semifinal round of the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament at Blanchard Woods Park.
Flagler will face second-seeded Montevallo, a 1-0 winner over sixth-seeded UNC Pembroke, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the championship game at Blanchard Woods Park. The tournament champion earns an automatic berth into the national championship tournament.
Flagler improves to 14-3-2 overall, while Clayton State drops to 10-8.
Kevin Keenan gave Flagler a 1-0 lead at 17:22 when he nailed a penalty kick to the upper left corner.
Clayton State came back and tied the game at 1-1 when Ryan Pugh headed in a deflected free kick at 42:51. Janny Rivera was credited with the assist.
The Lakers took their first lead of the game at 52:21 when Matty Phillips found the back of the net on an assist from Pugh.
Flagler’s Joseph Toby tied the game at 2-all at 75:14 when he headed in his own missed shot.
Padilla’s game winner came at 92:16 on an assist from Pol Berenguer.