Oct. 21, 2005
CLEMSON, SC-Clemson and 13th-ranked Virginia Tech played to a 1-1 overtime tie in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.
Clemson is now 6-4-3 overall and 0-4-2 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is now 8-3-4 overall and 2-1-3 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is ranked 13th by Soccer America and 18th by the NSCAA. This is the seventh overtime game this season for the Tigers.
Clemson scored first in the match at the 72:00 mark. From the left side of the field, Nathan Sturgis sent a long pass into the box to Charlie Roberts near the right post. Roberts headed his shot into the left corner of the net for his first goal of the season.
Virginia Tech tied the score with 2:32 left to go in regulation. Marcus Reed crossed the ball to Patrick Nyarko. Nyarko dribbled the ball in from the left and sent a diagonal shot to the right corner of the net for his fifth goal of the season.
Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair was not on the Tigers’ sidelines tonight. Adair returned to his native country of Ireland because of illness in his family.
Clemson missed a penalty kick with 6:10 left in the first half. Dane Richards was fouled in the box by Alexander Baden. Nathan Sturgis’ penalty shot was saved by Virginia Tech’s goalkeeper Chase Harrison near the right post.
Clemson will play host to UNC Asheville on Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field in the Tigers’ action.
Clemson–Charlie Roberts (Nathan Sturgis) 72:00
Virginia Tech–Patrick Nyarko (Marcus Reed) 87:28
Shots: Clemson 14, Virginia Tech 11
Corner Kicks: Clemson 8, Virginia Tech 7
Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 3, Chase Harrison (VT) 4
Fouls: Clemson 20, Virginia Tech 19
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