Sept. 12, 2006
Clemson, SC-Frederico Moojen scored two goals and Dane Richards added a goal and two assists to lead Clemson to a 6-0 victory over Wofford in college soccer action at Clemson’s Riggs Field on Tuesday evening. The second-ranked Tigers improved to 6-0 with the victory, while Wofford fell to 2-4-1
This marks the first time since 1983 that Clemson has won its first six games of the season. Earlier in the day Clemson was ranked second in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Last Friday Clemson defeated defending National Champion and number-one ranked Maryland by a 2-1 score.
Clemson will take on fifth-ranked North Carolina this coming Friday night at 8:00 PM at Riggs Field.
Richards and Moojen both scored in the first half to give Clemson a 2-0 lead at intermission. Moojen scored the first goal of the match at the 18:46 mark when he took a pass from Richards, who was on the right wing. Mark Buchholz also had an assist on the play for the Tigers. Moojen executed a diving header past Wofford goal keeper Russ Sandifer, giving Clemson the 1-0 lead.
Less than nine minutes later, Richards was at it again. He took a pass from Havird Usry in the middle of the field, then passed the ball to himself through the legs of a Wofford defender. He then fired the ball past the Wofford goal keeper to give Clemson the 2-0 lead.
Clemson dominated the first half with 13 shots compared to just one for Wofford.
Clemson scored two goals within the first 15 minutes of the second half. The first came at the 50:15 mark when Dane Richards.
Michael Brooks scored his first goal of the year at the 71:22 mark to give Clemson a 5-0 lead. Moojen then completed the scoring with just 4:52 left in the match when he scored on a penalty kick. For the season, Moojen is now the Clemson goal scoring leader with seven, while Richards is not far behind with six.
Clemson goal keeper Joseph Bendik, a freshman making his first start, earned the shutout for the Tigers. Clemson has now outscored the opposition 24-5 through six matches this season. This is the most goals Clemson has scored in the first six matches of the season since 1994 when it also scored 24.
“It is hard to go 6-0 and we got the sixth win with six goals,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “Joseph Bendick did a very good job for us in goal tonight and David Newton played well. Dane (Richards) and (Frederico) Moojen scored two phenomenal goals in the first half, they are quite a one-two punch. Paulo Bonfim is starting get the hang of our system and is going to be a contributor. I was glad to get the shutout from a defensive standpoint, and we look forward to getting ready for an outstanding North Carolina team on Friday.”
Scoring Summary 1. 18:46 Clemson–Frederico Moojen (6) Mark Buchholz, Dane Richards
2. 27:27 Clemson–Dane Richards (6) from Havird Usry
3. 50:15 Clemson–Nathan Thornton (2) from Hector Quintanar and Michael Brooks
4. 59:37 Clemson–Bryson Moore (2) from Dane Richards
5. 71:22 Clemson–Michael Brooks (1) from Nathan Thornton
6. 85:52 Clemson–Frederico Moojen (7) on penalty kick.
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