Clemson defeats Gardner-Webb 3-1

Clemson defeats Gardner-Webb 3-1

Sept. 2, 2007

Box Score

CLEMSON, SC — Clemson defeated Gardner-Webb 3-1 in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Sunday night.

With the win, 12th-ranked Clemson is now 1-1 on the year, while the Bulldogs fall to 0-1-1 this season.

Clemson scored at the 13:47 mark in the match as freshman Tommy Drake scored with assists by David Newton and Greg Eckhardt.

Michael Brooks gave the Tigers a 2-0 advantage in the 41st minute with assists by David Bell and Havird Usry.

Logan Swaim scored a goal for Gardner-Webb in the 44th minute and was assisted on the play by Guy Mbamyamsig and Julian Morris.

The Tigers scored the insurance goal at the 71:48 point in the match. Nathan Thornton scored on a 33-yard shot for his first goal of the season.

Tommy Drake

“First of all, I am very appreciative of the fan support this weekend,” said Head Coach Tommy Drake did well. Drake has the makings of a good player. I’m just not happy with our mental errors. We have a long way to go.”

Clemson 3, Gardner-Webb 1

Clemson–Tommy Drake (David Newton, Greg Eckhardt) 13:47 Clemson–Michael Brooks (David Bell, Havird Usry) 40:41 Gardner-Webb–Logan Swaim (Guy Mbamyamsig, Julian Morris) 43:42 Clemson–Nathan Thornton (Unassisted) 71:48

Shots: Clemson 12, Gardner-Webb 5 Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Gardner-Webb 3 Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 3, Dane Geraci (GW) 4 Fouls: Clemson 19, Gardner-Webb 13 Attendance: 4,783