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Clemson Knocks Off VCU In Men’s Soccer

Clemson Knocks Off VCU In Men’s Soccer

Sept. 30, 2001

CLEMSON, SC – Ricky Lewis and Dimelon Westfield both scored goals in leading 17th-ranked Clemson to a 2-0 win over Virginia Commonwealth in the fourth and final game of the 26th Annual Clemson/Nike Men’s Soccer Invitational at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves to 6-2 overall, while Virginia Commonwealth falls to 4-3-1 this season.

Although the Tigers and the Furman Paladins both finished the tournament with 2-0 records, Furman wins the tournament because of goal differential. Clemson finished second in the tournament.

Clemson scored at the 44:27 mark into the game. Lewis scored his first goal of the year with an assist by Kevin Conaway. The Tigers added their second goal at the 69:10 point as Westfield scored his fourth goal of the season with an assist by Ross Goodacre.

“VCU played more aggressive than what we saw Friday night,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. They made us change things that we were doing offensively. However, we were able to get the job done. Our play was not stellar, but it was a good win for us against a nationally-ranked opponent. VCU was probably the best opponent we have seen this year.”

Clemson-Ricky Lewis (Kevin Conaway) 44:27 Clemson-Dimelon Westfield (Ross Goodacre) 69:10

Shots: Clemson 11, VCU 9 Corner Kicks: Clemson 9, VCU 4 Saves: Doug Warren (CU) 2, Adam Mead (VCU) 4 Fouls: Clemson 16, VCU 21 Attendance: 960

26th Annual Clemson/Nike Invitational First Day Results, Friday September Furman 3, Virginia Commonwealth 0 Clemson 1, Cal Poly 0

Second Day Results, Sunday, September 30, 2001 Furman 2, Cal Poly 1 Clemson 2, Virginia Commonwealth 0

Team Records in the Tournament 1. Furman 2-0 2. Clemson 2-0 3. Cal Poly 0-2 4. Virginia Commonwealth 0-2

All Tournament Team Offensive MVP Sergei Raad, Furman Defensive MVP Oguchi Onyewu, Clemson Jack Handy, Furman Andy Kidd, Furman Matt Goldsmith, Furman Cory Greiner, Virginia Commonwealth James Daley, Virginia Commonwealth Ricky Lewis, Clemson Ian Fuller, Clemson Chris Sigler, Cal Poly Barrymore Matthews, Cal Poly