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Clemson Knocks off Pittsburgh 2-0 Saturday Night

Clemson Knocks off Pittsburgh 2-0 Saturday Night

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team secured a 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday night at Pittsburgh. The Tigers moved to 6-6-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the ACC with the win. 

Sophomore Austen Burnikel got the scoring started for Clemson in the 23rd minute. His second score of the season came off an assist from junior Kyle Fisher and senior Manolo Sanchez.

Following the first-half assist, Sanchez scored his first goal of the season in the 71st minute. Sanchez crossed his defender, took a step to left and beat the Panther goalkeeper on the unassisted goal. He was assisted by T.J. Casner and Alex Happi on the play.

Clemson has now had 13 different players score this season.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Glodack started his fifth game of the season in goal, tallying four saves en route to the shutout win. Clemson also registered one team save. 

“I’m happy for the team, because any three points earned on the road in the ACC are good,” head coach Mike Noonan said. “We didn’t play a complete game, but it was a mostly complete game. It was good to finally keep a clean sheet.”

The Tigers out-shot the Panthers 14-7. Their seven corner kick opportunities also topped Pittsburgh’s one.

Clemson returns home on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to host Coastal Carolina. The match will start at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live online via TigerCast on ClemsonTigers.com.

Clemson 2, Pittsburgh 0

SCORING SUMMARY

Clemson – Burnikel (from Fisher and Sanchez) 22:14Clemson – Sanchez (from Casner and Happi) 70:26 

Shots – Clemson 14, Pittsburgh 7Corner Kicks – Clemson 7, Pittsburgh 1Saves – Glodack (CU) 4, Team (CU) 1, Lynd (Pitt) 3Fouls – Clemson 18, Pittsburgh 22

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