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Men’s Soccer to Take On Stanford Saturday Night

Dec. 6, 2002

The Clemson men’s soccer team will play Stanford at Stanford, CA in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament’s Round of Eight Saturday at 10:00 p.m eastern time.

Clemson is ranked 14th by Soccer America and 13th by the NSCAA. The Tigers are ranked 14th by Soccertimes.com. Stanford is ranked 10th by Soccer America and 15th by the NSCAA.

Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair is looking for his 150th career win in the match with Stanford. Adair has been at Clemson since the 1995 season and has compiled a 115-43-13 record and is in his eighth season at Clemson. For his career, he has a 149-67-18 record as he is in his 12th year of being a head coach. Adair spent four years at Brown (1991-94).

Clemson is 14-4-3 on the year. The Tigers finished with a 2-3-1 record in the ACC this season. Dimelon Westfield is Clemson’s leading scorer with 45 points. He has 20 goals and five assists this season. Fabio Tambosi has 12 assists to lead the team. Westfield is the first Clemson player to score 20 goals or more in a season since 1998. Wojtek Krakowiak scored 31 goals during the 1998 season.

Doug Warren is Clemson’s starting goalkeeper. This season he has a 1.28 GAA. He has also made 103 saves.

Stanford has a 14-4-3 record on the year. The Cardinal are led in scoring by Roger Levesque with five goals and 13 assists for 23 points. Johanes Maliza has seven goals and five assists for 19 points. Darren Fernandez leads Stanford in goals scored with nine.

Clemson is making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are tied for sixth in NCAA history for most appearances.

The Tigers received a first round bye in the 2002 NCAA Tournament. Clemson won over Coastal Carolina by winning the sudden-death penalty kick round on November 27. The Tigers upset number-one ranked and top seed Wake Forest 2-1 in the Round of 16 in Winston-Salem, NC on November 30.

Clemson has advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight for the 11th time in school history this season. The Tigers have played in the Elite Eight four times in the last six seasons.

Brett Branan scored both goals in leading Clemson to a 2-1 upset win over top-seeded and number-one ranked Wake Forest in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at Winston-Salem, NC Saturday, November 30.

Pictures From Friday’s Practice

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