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Men’s Soccer Defeats Hartford, 4-0

Men’s Soccer Defeats Hartford, 4-0

Sept. 3, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C.–Three freshmen scored Clemson’s first three goals and Ross Goodacre tallied three assists as the #5 Tigers defeated Hartford 4-0 in men’s soccer on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. The match was the season opener for both teams and marked the first time the two schools had ever met in soccer. Clemson out-shot the Hawks 28-7 in the game.

Steven Rhyne, Eric Lewis, and Oguchi Onyewu, three of the five freshmen that started for Clemson, set the tone early for the Tigers. With assists from Doug Warren and Ross Goodacre, Rhyne scored Clemson’s first goal just over fifteen minutes into the game. Less than a minute later, the Tigers stuck again as Lewis picked up a rebounded shot from Goodacre and blasted a shot past the Hartford goalkeeper to make the score 2-0.

Later in the first half, Onyewu headed in a long throw from defender Pablo Webster to put the Tigers up 3-0. The scored remained 3-0 until earlier in the second half when sophomore forward Fabio Tambosi took a pass from Goodacre and scored Clemson’s final goal of the game. Doug Warren and Patrick Fullerton combined for the shutout in goal for Clemson.

Hartford is the defending America East Conference Champions and last season they advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament where they were eliminated in 4 OTs by Connecticut, an eventual final four participant.

Clemson’s next match will be at Wofford on September 6 and their next home match will be on Sunday, September 10 against ACC foe North Carolina at 2:00 pm.


Clemson-Steven Rhyne (Warren, Goodacre) 15:26Clemson-Eric Lewis (Goodacre) 16:21Clemson-Oguchi Onyewu (Webster) 27:18Clemson-Fabio Tambosi (Goodacre) 56:15

Shots: Clemson 28, Hartford 7 Corner Kicks: Clemson 9, Hartford 7 Saves: Clemson 1, Harford 6 Fouls: Clemson 14, Hartford 12 Attendance: 1, 011