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Clemson defeats Elon 3-2

Oct. 29, 2003

Clemson scored two second-half goals as the Tigers defeated Elon 3-2 in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Wednesday night.

With the win, Clemson is now 7-7-2 overall, while Elon falls to 4-9-1 this season.

Clemson took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute as Borges scored on an unassisted goal. This was his fifth goal of the season.

Elon tied the score at the 19:13 mark as Eric Sass scored his third goal of the season. Daniel Merieda had the assist as he fed Sass the ball as he went driving down the left side.

The Tigers’ James Georgeff scored in the 63rd minute as he picked up the ball on a defensive misclear and shot the ball in the net from 18 yards out.

Charlie Roberts scored Clemson’s third goal of the evening as he scored from 12 yards out. Chase Hilgenbrinck sent the ball to Roberts from the center of the field on a reset. Roberts turned and fired a shot to the back of the net.

Eric Turnblom scored the Phoenix’s second goal of the night. Turnblom rifled a 23-yard shot at the top of the arc in the upper left corner of the goal.

Clemson will play at North Carolina Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action.

“We know how to make things interesting,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “Give Elon the credit. They scored two really nice goals and played well. “We are happy with the win. We are fighting for each one. We will work hard and get ready for North Carolina. Charlie Roberts has scored two goals in the last two games and has established himself as a valuable part of the team. He has gained confidence and his fitness level has improved.”

Clemson-Andre Borges (Unassisted) 17:57

Elon-Eric Sass (Daniel Merida) 19:13

Clemson-James Georgeff (Unassisted) 62:58

Clemson-Charlie Roberts (Chase Hilgenbrinck) 79:30

Elon-Eric Turnblom (Unassisted)

Shots: Clemson 23, Elon 10

Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, Elon 3

Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 3, Taylor Saxe (E) 7, Kyle Ostendorf (E) 0

Fouls: Clemson 13, Elon 14

Attendance: 436