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Men’s Soccer Downs Seventh-Ranked Virginia

October 18, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – Scott Bower and Wojtek Krakowiak both scored goals in leading fourth-ranked Clemson to a 2-0 win over seventh-ranked Virginia in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, S.C. Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves to 13-1 overall, 3-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls to 9-2-2 overall 3-1-1 in league play. Clemson is ranked fourth in the Soccer America poll and fifth in the NSCAA poll. Virginia is ranke seventh in the NSCAA poll and 10th in the Soccer America listing.

Clemson has won eight matches in a row.This is the longest winning streak the Tigers have had since the 1990 season.

Clemson scored first at the 52:33 mark as Scott Bower received a pass from Jeremy Iwaszkowiec from the middle. Bower sent a curving shot into the upper right corner from 18 yards out. This was Bower’s fifth goal of the season.

Wojtek Krakowiak scored Clemson’s second goal at the 88:46 mark. Ross Goodacre raced the ball down the left side of the field, and crossed the ball to Mark Lisi. Lisi immediately sent a pass to Krakowiak in the center of the field. Krakowiak scored from 16 yards out, near the right post. It was Krakowiak’s 16th goal this season.

This is the first time Clemson has beaten Virginia at Riggs Field since the 1982 season. That year, Clemson won 1-0.

This is also the first time the Tigers have won over the Cavaliers since the 1993 season. In that game, Jimmy Glenn scored Clemson’s winning goal as the final horn sounded in Charlottesville, VA.

Clemson will play at UNC-Charlotte on Wednesday, October 21, in the Tigers’ next action. Virginia will play host to Duke on Sunday, October 25 in the Cavaliers’ next match.

Clemson 2, Virginia 0

1. Clemson–Scott Bower (Iwaszkowiec) 52:33 2. Clemson–Wojtek Krakowiak (Goodacre, Lisi) 88:46

Shots: Clemson 7, Virginia 10 Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, Virginia 3 Saves: Josh Campbell (C) 5 Brock Yetso (V) 4 Fouls: Clemson 23, Virginia 23 Attendance: 4,238