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East Tennessee State Defeats Clemson 1-0 in Overtime

Sept. 6, 2010

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CLEMSON, SC – Guilherme Reis converted on a penalty kick in the 116th minute in leading East Tennessee State to a 1-0 overtime win over Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Monday night.

With the win, East Tennessee State improves to 1-1 on the year, while Clemson falls to 0-2 this season.

The match was a defensive struggle as both teams had few opportunities. Clemson had two close shots in the first half. In the 31st minute, Nick Burton sent a shot just wide of the left post. In the closing minutes of the first half, Marco Alcocer sent a header just over the goal.

Late in regulation in the 87th minute, the Buccaneers’ Aaron Schoenfeld took a shot from top of the box. Clemson’s freshman goalkeeper Cody Mizell stretched and jumped at the last possible moment and sent the ball over the goal to keep the match scoreless. Mizell finished the night with five saves.

The Buccaneers scored a goal as time expired in the first 10-minute overtime. Jaron Westbrook played the ball back to Mario Samperio who took a shot from top of the box. However, the goal was not allowed as the ball had not crossed the line before time expired.

In the 116th minute, junior Matt Reed was fouled in the penalty area by a Clemson defender giving East Tennessee State a penalty kick. On the penalty kick, Reis caught Mizell going the opposite direction as he placed the ball into the bottom left of the net for his first career goal to make the final 1-0 in favor of the Buccaneers.

“We are obviously disappointed with the lost,” said Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan. “I did see some improvement from our first game. I also saw signs of character from our team. We played hard and fought hard. I saw a sustaining effort and our attitude was good. Again, we are disappointed, and we will have to put this behind us and prepare for Wake Forest.”

Clemson will play at Wake Forest on Friday, September 10, in the Tigers’ next action.

Scoring East Tennessee State – Guilherme Reis (Penalty Kick) 116:46Shots: Clemson 10, East Tennessee State 25Corner Kicks: Clemson 5, East Tennessee State 12Saves: Cody Mizell (CU) 5, James Hold (ETSU) 1, Ronnie Hreha (ETSU) 1Fouls: Clemson 17, East Tennessee State 22Attendance: 820