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Clemson defeats Georgia State 3-0 in exhibition action

Aug. 27, 2004

CLEMSON, SC–Steven Rhyne scored two goals and John David Brooks scored one goal and added one in leading Clemson to a 3-0 win over Georgia State in an exhibition men’s soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.

Clemson will open the 2004 season on Wednesday, September 1, at 7:00 p.m. against Lipscomb on Riggs Field.

Rhyne score at the 17:46 mark as he sent a shot into the nets with an assist by Brooks off a corner kick.

Brooks scored off a 22 yard shot right before the half at the 44:51 point into the match.

Rhyne finished the scoring as he converted a penalty kick with 52:58 elapsed in the match.

“In the first half we had a hard time getting started, we seemed lethargic at first,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “Phil Marfuggi made a great save and after that we started playing better. We played much better in the second half. Our defense played well and I was pleased with our effort in the second half. Olatomiwa Ogunsola played well as did Steven Rhyne. Rhyne’s goal was great.. Landy Mattison is doing a great job in the back. He makes great decisions. He and Justin Moore are doing a great job. Overall I am pleased with our fitness but we still need to improve in this area.”

Clemson 3, Georgia State 0

Clemson–Steven Rhyne (John David Brooks) 17:46

Clemson–John David Brooks (Unassisted) 44:51

Clemson–Steven Rhyne (Penalty Kick) 52:58

Shots: Clemson 18, Georgia State 6

Corner Kicks: Clemson 9, Georgia State 2

Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 1, Hunter Gilstrap (CU) 1, Paulo Gutierrez (GS) 5

Fouls: Clemson 17, Georgia State 17