Nov. 3, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s soccer team will play host to Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. on Historic Riggs Field.
Clemson will enter the match with a 5-8-2 mark overall. The Tigers are led in scoring by Michael Brooks with five goals and one assist for 11 points. Hassan Ibrahim has four goals and one assist for nine points.
Joseph Bendik is in goal for the Tigers this season. In 2008, he has a 1.70 GAA and 77 saves. He has played over 1,400 minutes this year.
Gardner-Webb has a 6-10 record overall and a 5-3 mark in the Big South Conference. They are led in scoring by Bradley Morrison with six goals and one assist for 13 points. Miguel Pinzon has four goals and two assists for 10 points.
This will be the seventh meeting between Clemson and Gardner-Webb on the soccer field. The Tigers lead the overall series 6-0. All six matches have been played at Clemson and the series was started in 2000. In 2006, the two teams met in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. The Tigers won that match 3-1 and played UCLA in the next round that season. The Tigers have outscored Gardner-Webb 25-3 in the previous six meetings. In 2007, the Tigers were 3-1 winners on September 2.
“Gardner-Webb is like anybody else on our schedule, they are a tough team and we have to be ready to play,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “They’ve had good results lately, and again, we have to be ready to play. They gave us a difficult game last year.”
Clemson has one more regular contest after the Gardner-Webb match. On Friday, November 7, the Tigers will play host to USC Upstate at 7:00 p.m. This will be the last match before the ACC Tournament, in Cary, NC on November 11-16.
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