Oct. 5, 2003
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson’s Paul Souders converted on a penalty kick with 12:44 left to go in the game as the Tigers defeated 18th-ranked South Carolina 1-0 in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.
Clemson is now 5-4-2 overall, while South Carolina falls to 7-3 this season
The Tigers’ Chase Hilgenbrinck sent a long pass from the midfield to Stuart Holden. Holden ran onto the ball in the penalty box. South Carolina’s defender Makan Hislop foulded Holden in the penalty box which set up the penalty kick attempt for Souders. Souder’s penalty kick went into the lower left corner of the goal.
Clemson is 8-0-1 vs. South Carolina in the last nine matches since 1996. In these last nine matches the Tigers have outscored the Gamecocks 14-3. Clemson’s Head Coach Trevor Adair is 8-1-1 vs. South Carolina having lost to the Gamecocks in 1995, his first season at Clemson. Overall in the series, Clemson now leads 20-10-1 since 1978.
“This was a good win for us,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “I am proud of our guys for finding a way to win. This win is good for our chemistry and our confidence because the next few matches are going to be tough. The injuries keep coming but from our setbacks, a player like freshman Stuart Holden starts and plays 90 minutes. He is a good player and not too many freshmen would play 90 minutes in a game like today’s match. Stuart has a bright future. I told my team at halftime they needed to be more physical and that they needed to step it up and they responded. We had great fan support today and we needed that.”
The Tigers will play at Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference match on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Clemson’s next action.
Clemson-Paul Souders (Penalty Kick) 77:16
Shots: Clemson 9, South Carolina 6Corner Kicks: Clemson 7, South Carolina 7Saves: Hunter Gilstrap (CU) 1, Brad Guzan (SC) 4Fouls: Clemson 16, South Carolina 24Attendance: 3,528
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