By Staff Report, Photo By Rex Brown.
CLEMSON, SC—Ben Myers and Amadou Dia both scored goals in leading Clemson to a 2-0 victory over South Carolina in a men’s intercollegiate soccer
match at Clemson, SC Friday night.
The Tigers are 1-1 on the year, while South Carolina falls to 0-2 this season. In the last 16 meetings between the two schools, Clemson is now 11-4-1 in the series.
A crowd of 7,423 was on hand at Historic Riggs Field. This set a new regular-season attendance record at the facility.
Clemson scored first at the 15:18 mark. The Tigers’ Ben Myers dribbled at the top of the box, with his back to the goal. He shifted to his right
then turned a fired a low 22-yard shot that just went in the goal near the right post to give the Tigers a 1-0 advantage.
South Carolina threatened with over 10 minutes left in the game. The Gamecocks’ Braeden Troyer fired a 12-yard shot that was saved by
Clemson’s goalkeeper Cody Mizell. The ball deflected away and Emmet Lunceford fired another attempt and the ball was deflected by Mizell. As
the ball headed towards the goal, Clemson’s defender Riley Sumpter cleared the ball preserving Clemson’s 1-0 lead.
The Gamecocks were again pushing the ball late. Clemson’s Nick Burton gained control of the ball and sent a long pass to Amadou Dia. Dia ran
underneath the ball and went down the field creating a one-on-one situation with South Carolina’s goalkeeper Alex Long. Dia sent a
diagonal shot into the goal from 18 yards out beating Long on his left giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Clemson 2, South Carolina 0
Clemson—Ben Myers (Unassisted) 15:18
Clemson—Amadou Dia (Nick Burton) 85:18
Shots: Clemson 4, South Carolina 14
Corner Kicks: Clemson 5, South Carolina 10
Saves: Cody Mizell (CU) 4, Alex Long (USC) 1
Fouls: Clemson 11, South Carolina 13