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Clemson Stuns Second-Ranked Duke 1-0

Clemson Stuns Second-Ranked Duke 1-0

Oct. 28, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–Michael Brooks scored midway in the first half in leading eighth-ranked Clemson to a 1-0 win over second-ranked Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer match at Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon.

Brooks scored the goal at the 27:09 mark. Mark Buchholz threw the ball in from the left side. Brooks headed the ball in the net from eight yards out for his fourth goal of the season.

This was the third top-five team Clemson has defeated at Riggs Field this season. Clemson defeated number-one ranked Maryland 2-1 on September 8, and fifth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 on September 15. Under Head Coach Trevor Adair, Clemson has defeated 47 top 25 teams.

“I am very happy for the guys,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “I am happy with the way we played. We created a lot of chances against a very good Duke team. They came to play. I think this was our best offensive performance of the year. This has been building for a long time, and I think today we showed how good an offensive team we can be.

“This is another good win for our program and this should bode well for us. I thought it was a good crowd considering the postponement from yesterday. I think we are starting to peek a little bit and hit a stride. We need to put away our chances. Jeff Routh played outstanding today. Michael Brooks is developing into a great player. From start to finish today, I am happy in the way we played, and I thought we had a solid performance.”

Clemson will play in the ACC Tournament on November 1-5 at the Maryland Soccerplex in Gaithersburg, MD.

Clemson–Michael Brooks (Mark Buchholz) 27:09

Shots: Clemson 9, Duke 11

Corner Kicks: Duke 7, Clemosn 1

Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 1, Justin Papadakis (D) 1

Fouls: Clemson 20, Duke 12

Attendance: 1,410