Clayton State men wrap up spring workouts by winning Atlanta Metro Cup

MORROW, Ga. – April 3, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker men's soccer team finished up spring workouts on a high note as the Lakers won the first ever Atlanta Metro Cup over the weekend at Georgia State.

The event featured all the area four-year men's soccer programs in Atlanta (Clayton State, Georgia State, Southern Polytechnic State, Emory and Oglethorpe) and it was played at Georgia State's soccer complex in Panthersville. The Lakers finished 2-0-2 in the full-day event and earned eight points to finish first.

Next year's Atlanta Metro Cup will be played at Clayton State's Laker Field.

"All the coaches thought it would be a great idea for the schools to go head-to-head in four mini-games," said Clayton State head coach Pete Petersen. "As the host Georgia State was awesome. Next year, we hope to get a sponsor who would want to get involved with the city's 150 or so men's college soccer players."

It was the conclusion to what was a productive spring for the Lakers. Clayton State also recorded a 3-1 victory over area JUCO power Georgia Perimeter on March 18, and dropped a tough 3-2 decision against the Atlanta Silverbacks on March 21. The Lakers then played a doubleheader at Division I Clemson on March 27, in which Clayton State tied Clemson 2-2 and recorded a scoreless tie against Wofford.

Clayton State opens the 2012 season against Pfeiffer in the Laker Shootout on Aug. 31.

View: Mobile | Desktop