RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 3 Clemson men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in its ACC opener, falling to NC State 1-0 on Friday night in Raleigh, N.C.
The Wolfpack scored the lone goal of the match in the seventh minute when freshman Manny Perez chipped in a long cross from fellow freshman David Loera for Perez’s third goal of the season. A header from senior Jason Wright had the game tied at 1-1 in the 23rd minute, but the goal was waived from an offsides call.
In the second half, the Tigers created scoring chances but could not find the back of the net. The Wolfpack outshot Clemson 12-10 over the whole match.
With the loss, Clemson moves to 4-1-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play, while NC State moves to 2-1-0 and 1-0-0. The Tigers return home to face North Florida on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field, marking the first of five consecutive home matches.