Men’s Soccer Is Upset By Davidson, 2-0

Sept. 1, 1999

CLEMSON, SC – Lawrence Cann and Chris Norbet both scored goals in leading Davidson to a 2-0 upset win over fourth-ranked Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, S.C. Wednesday night.

It was the season opener for both teams. Clemson was ranked fourth in both the NSCAA and Soccer America preseason polls.

At the 44:44 mark (16 seconds before the half), Dane Erickson sent the ball to Dan Ford in the corner, Ford crossed the ball to Cann who scored the goal from eight yards out.

The Wildcats scored early in the second half (54:33). Derek Kilburn sent a free kick into the box from 20 yards out on the right side. Norbet headed the ball past keeper Josh Campbell for the insurance goal.

This was only the third season opening loss in Clemson history. Coming into the match, Clemson had a record of 29-2-1 in season opening matches. This was also the second time in school history that Clemson has lost a season opening match at home. Coming into the match the Tigers were 24-1-1 when opening a season at home.

Clemson will play Penn State at Columbus, Ohio, on Friday and Ohio State on Sunday in the Tigers’ next action.

Davidson–Lawrence Cann (Erickson, Ford) 44:44 Davidson–Chris Norbet (D. Kilburn) 54:33

Shots: Davidson 9, Clemson 7 Corner Kicks: Davidson 6, Clemson 9 Saves: Johnson (D) 3, Campbell (C) 4 Fouls: Davidson 24, Clemson 11 Attendance: 1880