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North Carolina Trips Up No. 4 Men’s Soccer

Sept. 12, 2000

CLEMSON, SC–The #4 ranked Clemson Tiger soccer team could not hold off a strong North Carolina offensive attack as the Tar Heels outshot the Tigers 22-9 to pull out the 2-1 victory today, September 10, at Historic Riggs Field.

This was the ACC season-opener for both schools.

The Tigers lose their first match of the young season and fall to 2-1 overall (0-1, in the ACC.) The Tar Heels improve to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC.

Clemson’s lone goal was the first goal scored of the match at the 57:20 mark. After a scoreless first half, the Tigers managed to get on the scoreboard when senior Ross Goodacre sent a 30-yard rocket into the net on a restart of a Tar Heel foul. However, North Carolina would answer with a flurry of shots 14 minutes later to even the score. Tar Heel midfielder Logan Pause sent the last of the shots into the goalpost before the ball skimmed off Clemson defender Andy Heck and sailed into the net for an owngoal.

North Carolina would score the gamewinner at the 85:03 mark when Chris Carrieri beat Clemson goalie Doug Warren. David Stokes sent a cross from the right to the left side of the field where Pause headed backward to Carrieri setting up the goal.

The Clemson Tigers will play again this Wednesday, September 13, when they play host to Appalachian State. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. It will be the first game of a doubleheader as the Clemson women’s soccer team will play host to the top ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at 7:00 p.m.

SCORING: 1. CLEMSON-Goodacre (unassisted), 57:20 2. UNC-Owngoal, 71:42 3. UNC-Carrierl (Stokes, Pause), 85:03

SHOTS: Clemson 9, UNC 22 CORNER KICKS: Clemson 5, UNC 8 SAVES: Warren (CU) 9, Ueltschey (UNC) 0 FOULS: Clemson 21, UNC 19 OFFSIDES: Clemson 3, UNC 2 YELLOW CARDS: Clemson 3, Wofford 1 RED CARDS: Clemson 0, Wofford 0 ATTENDANCE: 983