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Men’s Soccer Scores Latest Upset of Number One

Men’s Soccer Scores Latest Upset of Number One

Dec. 5, 2002

When Clemson defeated Wake Forest last Saturday night it marked the sixth in time in history that Clemson has upset the nation’s top ranked team in men’s soccer. It was the 22nd time Clemson has done it in all sports combined. The soccer team’s six upsets of number-one is second in Clemson sports history to the baseball program’s nine wins over number-one. Clemson has also defeated number-one in men’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s basketball and women’s soccer.

Clemson’s 2-1 overtime win over Wake Forest marked the first time Clemson has beaten number-one in any sport since the Tiger basketball team beat a #1 ranked North Carolina team, 75-65 on Feb. 18, 2001. North Carolina had won 18 in a row entering that game.

Last Saturday’s win marked the first time since 1993 that Clemson had beaten number-one in men’s soccer. Clemson defeated a #1 Virginia team, 2-1 at Virginia on a goal with just one second left by Jimmy Glenn. That is the latest game-winning regulation goal in Clemson history in any game.

Last Saturday’s victory was the third time Clemson has beaten the number-one team in the NCAA Tournament. It also took place in 1984 when Clemson beat a number-one Alabama A @M team 3-1 in the second round in a game played at Clemson. Clemson also beast a number-one Indiana team in the second round of the 1987 tournament. It is interesting to point out that the only previous two times Clemson has beaten the number-one team in the NCAA Tournament, Clemson has gone on to win the national championship.

Clemson wins over Number-one Ranked Teams

Sport Date Site Opponent Score
Baseball 5-21-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 7-2
Baseball 5-22-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 10-9
Men’s Soccer 10-23-77 Clemson, SC St. Louis 3-1
Men’s B-Ball 1-9-80 Clemson, SC Duke 87-82 (OT)
Men’s Tennis 2-6-82 Los Angeles, CA UCLA 5-4
Men’s Soccer 9-19-82 Edwardsville, IL SIU-Edwardsville 2-1
Men’s Soccer 11-25-84 Clemson, SC Alabama A&M 3-1
Men’s Tennis 3-22-86 Malibu, CA Pepperdine 8-1
Baseball 5-10-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 7-4
Baseball 5-11-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 9-5
Men’s Soccer 11-22-87 Bloomington, IN Indiana 2-1
Women’s B-Ball 3-3-91 Fayetteville, NC Virginia 65-62
Women’s B-Ball 2-15-92 Clemson, SC Maryland 72-55
Baseball 5-17-93 Greenville, SC Georgia Tech 9-8
Men’s Soccer 10-10-93 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 2-1
Baseball 5-13-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 9-8
Baseball 5-15-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 7-4
Baseball 6-4-96 Omaha, NB Alabama 14-13
Baseball 4-10-99 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 8-4
Women’s Soccer 9-13-00 Clemson, SC North Carolina 2-1
Men’s Basketball 2-18-01 Clemson, SC North Carolina 75-65
Men’s Soccer 11-30-02 Winston-Salem, NC Wake Forest 2-1 (OT)

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