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Tigers Clobber Florida International

Tigers Clobber Florida International

Sept. 7, 2001

GREENVILLE, SC-Paul Souders scored two goals and had one assist in leading 16th-ranked Clemson to a 7-1 win over Florida International in the Furman Men’s Soccer Invitational at Greenville, SC Friday evening.

With the win, Clemson improves to 2-2 on the year, while Florida International falls to 0-2 this season. The Tigers are ranked 16th by Soccer America.

Clemson jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first half off goals from Paul Souders and Ian Fuller. Souders’ goal came at the 23:27 mark off an assist from Dimelon Westfield. Fuller extended the lead to 2-0 with ten minutes remaining before the half as he knocked in a goal after receiving a header from Souders off a Kevin Conaway corner kick.

Clemson scored five more goals in the second half. Souders added his second goal of the evening, while Bradley Gibson, Ross Goodacre, Dimelon Westfield also added goals. Florida International’s Ezequiel Romero scored the lone goal of the evening for the Golden Panthers at the 68:52 mark.

The Furman Invitational will continue Sunday as Furman battles Florida International at 2:30 p.m. and Clemson takes on Notre Dame at 12:30 p.m.

“The Team performed well and the depth of our team came through,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “We took control of the game early, and had the killer instinct tonight. We made a great comeback after our lossWednesday night and played well on both ends. Defensively, Nick Rivera played well, and Sounders also had a great game with his two goals.”

CLEMSON 7, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 1

Scoring Clemson-Paul Souders (Dimelon Westfield) 23:27 Clemson-Ian Fuller (Paul Souders) 34:44 Clemson-Bradley Gibson (Andre Borges, Sean Rhynard) 51:00 Clemson-Paul Souders (Sean Rhynard) 51:21 Florida International-Ezequiel Romero (Unassisted) 68:52 Clemson-Ross Goodacre (Unassisted) 77:15 Clemson-Steven Rhyne (Ian Fuller) 78:02 Clemson-Dimelon Westfield (Unassisted) 84:29

Shots: Clemson 18, FIU 13 Corner Kicks: Clemson 7, FIU 2 Saves: Warren (CU) 3, Crittenden (FIU) 4 Fouls: Clemson 21, FIU 18 Attendance: 473

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