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Furman Defeats Clemson 1-0

Furman Defeats Clemson 1-0

Oct. 20, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – Debola Ogunseye scored the match’s lone goal with 1:08 left to go in regulation in leading Furman to a 1-0 victory over Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Tuesday night.

Eric Dobleigh sent the ball to Coleton Henning. Henning crossed the ball from the right to Ogunseye who headed the ball from six yards out in the upper left corner of the goal. This was Ogunseye’s sixth goal of the season.

Tonight’s match was the 50th between the two schools on the soccer field. Clemson leads the overall series 38-9-3. This was the first time ever that Furman has defeated the Tigers in Clemson.

This match also marked the 75th anniversary that the two teams first met in men’s soccer. On February 14, 1934, Furman defeated Clemson 1-0 in Greenville, SC. It was the first collegiate soccer match ever played in the state of South Carolina.

A ceremony was held before the match honoring Clemson’s first Coach Fred Kirchner as some of his descendants were in attendance at tonight’s match.

“I thought we battled hard in the first half,” said Clemson Head Coach Phil Hindson. “They got on top of us in the first 25 minutes and then we started creating chances. We simply do not have a lot of confidence in the final one-third. We do not have any composure around the goal. Our goalkeeper, Joseph Bendik plays well as does our backs, but we just can’t score.”

Clemson will play at Duke on Friday night and will return home to play host to Wofford next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on Historic Riggs Field.

Shots: Clemson 11, Furman 19

Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Furman 5

Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 8, Alec Kann (F) 4

Fouls: Clemson 9, Furman 10

Attendance: 823