Clemson Falls To Maryland In ACC Semifinals, 4-3, In OT

Clemson Falls To Maryland In ACC Semifinals, 4-3, In OT

Nov. 15, 2002

CARY, N.C. – Maryland recorded four goals on 20 shots to defeat Clemson 4-3 in overtime of the second semifinal match at the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship at the SAS Soccer Stadium in Cary, N.C. The second-seeded Terrapins advance to Sunday’s Championship game with the win.

Maryland’s Ian Rodway netted the gamewinner just 2:18 into the overtime session. Rodway gathered the rebound off a shot by teammate Domenic Mediate and fired a low liner past the keeper for the victory.

Clemson’s Kenneth Cutler started the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 29:44 mark, which proved to be the only goal of the first half.

Maryland answered early in the second half with a score by Abe Thompson who was assisted by Sumed Ibrahim. The Terrapins then took their first lead of the game on Clarence Goodson’s With the score 2-1, Clemson’s Dimelon Westfield tied things up with a goal assisted by Oskak Bringsved. Less than ten minutes later, Maryland answered with an unassisted goal from Domenic Mediate.

With time running low, Clemson’s Steven Rhyne answered the call on an unassisted goal to send the game into overtime.

With the victory, Maryland improves to 16-4 while Clemson falls to 12-4-3. Maryland advances to Sunday’s Championship match where they will face the fourth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers. Sunday’s Championship match is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Box Score   1    2    OT    FClemson     1    2    0     3Maryland    0    3    1     4

Scoring: 29:44 – Clemson: Kenneth Cutler (unassisted); 46:41 – Maryland: Abe Thompson (Sumed Ibrahim); 61:40 – Maryland: Clarence Goodson (Nino Marcantonio); 64:13 – Clemson: Dimelon Westfield (Oskar Bringsved); 73:05 – Maryland: Domenic Mediate (unassisted); 85:30 – Clemson: Steven Rhyne (unassisted); 92:18 – Maryland: Ian Rodway (unassisted).

Shots: Clemson 14, Maryland 20Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Maryland 5Fouls: Clemson 13, Maryland 8Offsides: Clemson 0, Maryland 3Goalkeeping: Clemson – Doug Warren (92:18 minutes, 4 goals against, 4 saves); Maryland- Noah Palmer (92:18 minutes, 3 goals against, 4 saves)Cards: Clemson 0, Maryland 0