Oct. 8, 2000
COLUMBIA, S.C. –Eighth-ranked Clemson and fourth-ranked South Carolina played to a 0-0 tie in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Columbia, SC Sunday afternoon.
After a scoreless 90 minute regulation game, both teams failed to score in the two 15-minute overtime periods.
Clemson is now 7-2-1 overall, while South Carolina is 8-1-2 this season. This was the 28th meeting in the series and this is the first tie ever, as Clemson has won 17 matches and South Carolina has 10 victories in the series. Going into today’s match, Clemson had won the last five matches in the series. Currently, the Tigers have held the Gamecocks scoreless in the last five matches in the series.
Clemson outshot the Gamecocks 18-16 and both goalkeepers Doug Warren of Clemson and Henry Ring both recorded nine saves today.
South Carolina’s Jordan Quinn hit the cross bar with a eight-yard shot late in the first overtime period for the most serious scoring threat by both teams in overtime.
Clemson is ranked eighth according to the latest Soccer America poll and 20th in the NSCAA listing. The Tigers are ranked 19th in the SoccerTimes.com poll. The Gamecocks are ranked fourth by the NSCAA and SoccerTimes.com and eighth by Soccer America.
“We are disappointed as we had chances to win this game,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “I am sure they are just as disappointed. Both goalkeepers played great and were big factors in today’s match. Both teams played hard, and I was really proud of the way we played. It was a hard fought game and we came here to win. I am satisfied where we are at this point of the season. Oguchi Onyewu and Mike Potempa both played great today. Although we have injuries up front, we overcame adversity and showed a lot of character.”
Clemson will play host to Georgia State on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action.
Shots: Clemson 18, South Carolina 16 Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, South Carolina 5 Saves: Doug Warren (C) 9, Henry Ring (SC) 9 Fouls: Clemson 20, South Carolina 17 Attendance: 5,027
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