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Clemson Defeats Appalachian State 3-2 in Men’s Soccer

Clemson Defeats Appalachian State 3-2 in Men’s Soccer

Oct. 23, 2002

Dimelon Westfield and Steven Rhyne both scored one goal and had one assist each in fourth-ranked Clemson’s 3-2 win over Appalachian State in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Wednesday night.

With the win, Clemson improves its record to 10-1-2 overall, while Appalachian State falls to 9-4-1 this season. Clemson is ranked fourth by Soccer America and sixth by the NSCAA. Clemson is also ranked fourth by Soccertimes.com.

Westfield scored his 17th goal of the season. He has now scored in nine consecutive matches. Westfield is tied for second in Clemson history for most consecutive matches scoring a goal. The school record is 11 held by Nnamdi Nwokocha, who set the record in the 1980 and 1981 seasons.

Clemson took a 2-0 lead with goals by Dwayne Jones and Westfield in the first 10 minutes of play. Alex Carter scored at the 26:43 mark for Appalachian State. Rhyne put Clemson ahead 3-1, 18 seconds later as he scored with assists by Westfield and Eric Lewis.

The Mountaineers scored at the 53:18 mark to narrow the Clemson lead to 3-2 as Fredrik Henriksen scored with an assist by Jannis Riesz.

“We had a hard time winning against a very tough team at home,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “Appalachian State is a good team with speed on the flanks. With that said, we need to learn to put teams away after going up 2-0. We did not put Virginia or Wake Forest away with a 2-0 lead either. We have to learn how to absorb pressure and put teams away.”

Scoring Clemson-Dwayne Jones (Steven Rhyne) 6:25 Clemson-Dimelon Westfield (Unassisted) 9:41 App. St.-Alex Carter (Keon McPherson, Brian Fowler) 26:43 Clemson-Steven Rhyne (Dimelon Westfield, Eric Lewis) 27:01 App. St.-Fredrik Henriksen (Jannis Riesz) 53:18

Shots: Clemson 15, Appalachian State 13 Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, Appalachian State 3 Saves: Doug Warren (CU) 6, Greg Brooks (ASU) 5 Fouls: Clemson 19, Appalachian State 14 Attendance: 1,162

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