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Men’s Soccer Routs North Carolina

Sept. 13, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C.–Wojtek Krakowiak scored three goals in leading third-ranked Clemson to a 5-0 win over North Carolina in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Soccer match at Clemson’s Riggs Field Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves its record to 5-0 on the year, while North Carolina falls to 2-2. This was the first ACC match for both schools. Clemson is ranked third in the NSCAA poll and fourth in Soccer America.

Today’s win over North Carolina is Clemson’s 99th all-time Atlantic Coast Conference victory. The Tigers’s 5-0 record is the best start since the 1983 season. The 1983 season had a 6-0 start that year. This was also the sixth straight win over North Carolina since the 1993 season. Clemson owns a 22-10-6 record in the series since the 1967 season. It was also the largest margin of defeat for the Tigers over the Tar Heels since the 1985 season when Clemson beat the Tar Heels by a 5-0 score on September 15, 1985.

Krakowiak has seven goals on the season. The junior from Clifton, NJ also has four assists this year.

Krakowiak opened the scoring at the 12:12 mark. Mark Lisi and Ross Goodacre were credited with the assists on Krakowiak’s header.

After the half, Scott McIlroy scored an unassisted goal at the 46:13 mark. North Carolina’s goalkeeper William Woodroffe charged out and tried to cover, but McIlroy chipped the ball into the open goal for his first goal of the year.

Seven minutes later Scott Bower took the ball from Woodroffe as he was trying to clear the ball from danger. Bower lofted a shot into the net for his second goal of the year.

Krakowiak scored from 35 yards out with an assist by Alan Woods at the 77:03 mark. Krakowiak again scored at the 89:49 mark from a pass by Mike Hill.

CLEMSON 5 NORTH CAROLINA 0

1. Clemson–Wojtek Krakowiak (Mark Lisi-Ross Goodacre) 12:12 2. Clemson–Scott McIlroy (unassisted) 46:13 3. Clemson–Scott Bower (unassisted) 53:27 4. Clemson–Wojtek Krakowiak (Alan Woods) 77:03 5. Clemson–Wojtek Krakowiak (Mike Hill) 89:49

Shots: Clemson 15, North Carolina 9 Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, North Carolina 2 Saves: Josh Campbell (C) 7, William Woodroffe (NC) 4 Fouls: Clemson 6, North Carolina 6 Attendance: 2,318

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