Oct. 2, 2007
CLEMSON, SC–Senior Tate Parrish scored three goals in leading Clemson to a 6-1 win over Georgia Southern in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Tuesday night.
With the win, Clemson improves to 4-5-1 overall, while Georgia Southern falls to 4-7 this season.
This was the first hat trick (three or more goals scored in a single game) scored by a Clemson player since Steven Rhyne scored three goals vs. Lipscomb on September 1, 2004. It was only the fourth hat trick scored by a Clemson player this decade.
“It was a complete team effort,” said Clemson Head Coach Tate Parrish. I thought Nathan Thornton played well as did Michael Brooks. I thought Danny Poe had one of his better games tonight.”
Other goal scorers for Clemson included Nathan Thornton, Michael Brooks, and Eric Cava.
The Tigers will play at Maryland on Friday, October 5th. This match will be televised nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel. Match time is set for 8:00 p.m.
Historic Riggs Field is 92 years old today. It was dedicated on October 2, 1915, before the Clemson-Davidson football game. Riggs Field was the first major facility on campus dedicated to intercollegiate athletics. Riggs Field and the adjacent area has served as the home of Clemson’s football, baseball, soccer, track, and tennis teams. On September 1, 1987, the current soccer grandstands were used for the first time.
Clemson 6, Georgia Southern 1
Clemson–Tate Parrish (Greg Eckhardt) 14:45 Clemson–Nathan Thornton (Tate Parrish) 26:01 Clemson–Michael Brooks (Nathan Thornton) 28:31 Clemson–Tate Parrish (Danny Poe) 62:32 Clemson–Tate Parrish (Unassisted) 84:45 Clemson–Eric Cava (Unassisted) 86:35 Georgia Southern–BJ Reine (David Leonard) 87:39
Shots: Clemson 19, GSU 10
Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, GSU 4 Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 1, Scott Rosman (CU) 5, Brian Young (GS) 3 Fouls: Clemson 17, GSU 12
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