Lakeland scratches out a tie with Cuyahoga after scoring late goal, 1-1

Lakeland scratches out a tie with Cuyahoga after scoring late goal, 1-1

KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland men's soccer found itself trailing for much of the second half in a physical battle with Cuyahoga Community College but a goal by Tommy Tutolo (Painesville) helped to force the game to end in a 1-1 tie Wednesday afternoon.

With the tie, Lakeland's overall record moves to 1-2-2 and its Region XII record moves to 1-1-1.

Tutolo scored his first goal of the season in the 80th minute after an assist from Kobie Gooding-Meade (Toronto, Ontario). Gooding-Meade applied pressure all match and had four of this five shots land on goal but could not score.

Josue Gomez-Villegas, Williams Batres and Ryan DeLeon each had a shot on goal in the tie.

Cuyahoga struck first with a goal in the 34th minute and led all the way to the 80th minute until Tutolo's goal. Both teams went the extra 20 minutes after regulation and could not score to end the game in a tie.

Following the tie, both Cuyahoga and Lakeland are tied for third with a 1-1-1 record in Region XII.

Lakeland will next play on Saturday, Sept. 15 at home against Cincinnati State Technical & CC at 1 p.m.

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Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit