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Clemson Falls to San Diego State in Weekend Opener

Clemson Falls to San Diego State in Weekend Opener

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The Clemson men’s soccer team fell to San Diego State Friday night by a score of 2-1. The Aztecs scored in the first five minutes of the game and the last five minutes of the game to take home the win.

The Tigers settled into the game after the first few minutes of the first half and the first Aztec goal, scored in the fourth minute. 

Junior Kyle Fisher scored his first goal of the season off a corner kick from the right side in the 24th minute. Fellow junior T.J. Casner picked up the assist from the corner.

San Diego State scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute off a penalty kick. An Aztec player was taken down in the box to prompt the penalty. 

This is the second consecutive game in which Clemson has had a goal scored against them off a penalty kick. On Tuesday against South Carolina, the Gamecocks scored near the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Glodack started in goal for Clemson and tallied four saves. 

With the loss, the Tigers fall to 1-2-0 on the season. They return to action on Sunday, Sept. 7 for a match against No. 17 UC Irvine at 7 p.m. EST. The match is the final of the weekend tournament in San Diego for Clemson.

#18 Clemson 1, San Diego State 2

Scoring SummarySan Diego State – Jeff Rhodes 4:38Clemson – Kyle Fisher (Corner kick) 24:47San Diego State – David Olsen (Penalty kick) 86:34

Saves – Glodack (CU) 4, Allmaras (SDSU) 2Shots – Clemson 13, San Diego State 21Corner Kicks – Clemson 4, San Diego State 4Fouls – Clemson 17, San Diego State 7