Oct. 26, 2001
Clemson, SC – The 8th-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will host the University of Maryland on Sunday at 2:00PM at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers have won ten out of their last eleven matches and enter Sunday’s contest with an 11-3 overall record and a 1-1 mark in the ACC. Maryland has won three straight matches and is 7-5-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the conference.
Clemson is 26-10-1 all-time against Maryland and the Tigers have won 12 out of the last 14 games in the series. In the 37 previous meetings Clemson has outscored the Terrapins by an 80-45 margin.
Sophomore Steven Rhyne scored two goals and had one assist in leading the Tigers to a 6-0 win over Gardner-Webb in Clemson’s last game on Wednesday night. Fabio Tambosi added three assists in the match.
The Tigers are led by senior Ian Fuller who has seven goals and seven assists for a team high and career best 21 points this season. He also scored 21 points during the 1999 season. Junior Dimelon Westfield has scored a team leading eight goals and is second behind Fuller with 20 points. Junior goalkeeper Doug Warren has started 13 out of 14 games and has a 0.92 goal’s against average. He has allowed only 11 goals in 1,079 minutes of play this season. Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair is 127-61-15 in his career and has a 93-37-10 mark in seven years at Clemson.
Maryland is led by Sumed Ibrahim who has five goals and eight assists for 18 points on the season. A.J. Herrera is second on the team with 10 points. Last Friday night in Columbia, the Terrapins defeated 11th-ranked South Carolina by a score of 1-0.
“Maryland has really turned their season around and is playing excellent soccer right now,” said Clemson Head Coach Adair. “This is our first ACC home game and it is very big for both teams. We have four straight conference games coming up and I think all of them are going to be very tight. I really feel like we are ready for the stretch run of the season and this game on Sunday could give us a great deal of momentum.”
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