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Clemson Defeats Southern Wesleyan 2-0 in Men’s Soccer Exhibition Action

Aug. 18, 2009

Box Score

Clemson, SC – Mike Mattson and Austin Savage both scored a goal each in leading Clemson to a 2-0 win over Southern Wesleyan in a men’s exhibition intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Tuesday night.

Mattson scored in the first period with 26:20 gone in the match. Mattson scored with assists by Tommy Drake and Keegan Priest.

Savage scored in the 68th minute on an unassisted goal. He is a freshman from Summerville, SC.

Clemson will play at Alabama-Birmingham Saturday night in another exhibition match. Match time is set for 8:00 EDT.

The Tigers outshot the Warriors 19-3. The Tigers also had nine corner kicks compared to Southern Wesleyan’s one.

Goalkeeper Leonardo Berenguel had three saves and Clemson¹s Joseph Bendik had two saves during the match.

“I was very pleased with our play,” said Clemson Head Coach Phil Hindson. “We played with a lot of confidence tonight. Mike Mattson makes a big difference up front. With his maturity and experience, he will help us a lot this season. Our attitude has been excellent in preseason. The team has a very positive attitude. We need to work on a few areas such as our transition defense. Their goalkeeper (Leonardo Berenguel) played a great game. Southern Wesleyan is a good team, they were a good test for us. We are continuing to make progress. I thought we had good movement overall with our attacking players in tonight’s match,” said Hindson.

Scoring Clemson: Mike Mattson (Tommy Drake, Keegan Priest) 26:20 Clemson: Austin Savage (Unassisted) 67:15

Shots: Clemson 19, Southern Wesleyan 3

Corner Kicks: Clemson 9, Southern Wesleyan 1

Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 2, Kamran Khyltash (CU) 0

Fouls: Clemson 13, Southern Wesleyan 11

Attendance: 428