CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team and the 11th ranked Louisville Cardinals played to a scoreless draw Friday night at Louisville’s Lynn Stadium. After tonight’s result, Clemson’s record stands at 8-6-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the ACC.
In an action-packed final seconds of the second overtime period, Clemson sophomore Alex Happi took a free kick from just outside the box with about 10 seconds left. Junior Kyle Fisher scored in the final seconds, but the goal was waived off after a penalty was called against Clemson in the box.
The Tigers and Cardinals were tied with Syracuse for the lead in the ACC’s Atlantic Division prior to the match, now Clemson and Louisville are in a two-way tie for second in the division. Tonight’s match was the first ever meeting between Clemson and Louisville.
“I’m gutted for the team. Louisville was excellent, particularly in the 2nd half, but our boys hung in for a resilient road point,” head coach Mike Noonan said. “We have played three ranked teams in a week and we haven’t lost. The guys have developed great character at the right time and we have to take that into two tough final games.
Sophomore Andrew Tarbell started his 10th game in goal this season for Clemson, saving seven shots. He now has 27 saves on the season, which leads the team. Clemson took seven shots to Louisville’s 17 on the night.
Clemson returns home next week to host both South Florida and NC State in it’s final two matches of the regular season. South Florida visits Historic Riggs Field on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The NC State Wolfpack visit on Friday, Oct. 31, also at 7 p.m. Clemson’s six seniors will be recognized that night before the match.
Clemson 0, No. 11 Louisville 0 (2OT)
Shots: Clemson 7, Louisville 17Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Louisville 11Saves: Tarbell (CU) 7, Ball (LOU) 2Fouls: Clemson 9, Louisville 12
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