Clemson, S.C. – Clemson’s Ousmane Sylla scored two goals on the night to lead the Tigers shut out 21st-ranked Louisville, 4-0, on Friday at Historic Riggs Field. All four of the Tigers’ goals game in the second half and Sylla’s brace was the second of his career
The Tigers battled through an aggressive Louisville team, as the Cardinals received two yellow cards and a red card on the night. After a scoreless first half, the Tigers came into the second half firing, putting up four goals and 31 shots to just five shots for Louisville.
Sylla got the Tigers going, netting the first goal of the night in the 53rd’ to the bottom right corner, assisted by Nathan Richmond. Clemson struck again at the 67′ with a rebound goal to the bottom left off the foot of Gael Gibert, for his second goal of the season.
In the 80th minute, Sylla scored the Tiger’s third goal of the night on an assist by Brandon Parrish, and Alex Meinhard followed just four minutes later with a goal of his own off a cross by Arthur Duquenne. This is Duquenne’s second career assist, and Meinhard’s 33rd career goal, placing him in the top five for career goals among active DI players.
Clemson now travels to New York next Sunday, October 15, to face the 18th-ranked and defending National Champion, Syracuse Orange to continue ACC play.