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Oct 03, 2020

Post Matches Notes – Clemson vs. South Carolina

Post Match Notes


• Clemson traveled 22 players to Thursday’s match and all 22 saw action on the field.

• Five players made their debut for the Clemson men’s soccer program (Callum Johnson, Max Fisher, Enrique Montana III, Ben Erkens and Brandon Parrish).

• Three players made their college soccer debut (Enrique Montana III, Ben Erkens and Brandon Parrish).

• Oskar Agren was the lone member of the program to play a full match. Agren led the team in minutes last season.

• John Martin earned his first collegiate start and 10th appearance for Clemson. Martin started at right back against the Gamecocks.

• Justin Malou made his 50th appearance as a member of the Clemson men’s soccer program.

• Charlie Asensio made his 40th appearance as a member of the Clemson men’s soccer program.


• Mohamed Seye has registered a brace in two matches during his first two seasons with Clemson. Both of those occurrences have happened Oct. 1 during an away match in the state of South Carolina, with the final score of each match being 3-0. The first occurrence was on Oct. 1, 2019, as Seye scored twice in Clemson’s 3-0 victory over College of Charleston.

• The final goal of the Tigers’ 2019 season came via a Seye header delivered from a Grayson Barber cross. The first goal of the Tigers’ 2020 season came via a Seye header from a Barber cross.

• Callum Johnson scored his first goal as a member of Clemson’s program. Johnson’s goal came via a penalty kick in the 16th minute.

• Thursday’s match marked 300 days since Clemson tied Stanford (Dec. 6, 2019) in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Stanford advanced in penalties, 5-4.

• Chris Matlashewski returned to the field for the first time since Oct. 12, 2018. Matlashewski tore his PCL on Sept. 7, 2018 during a match at Boston College.


• Clemson improved to 31-17-1 all-time against South Carolina following Thursday’s win.

• Head Coach Mike Noonan improved to 10-3 all-time against the Gamecocks. Noonan is 9-3 against the in-state rival while at Clemson. Noonan was 1-0 against the Gamecocks while at Brown.

• Clemson has now won seven consecutive matches against the Gamecocks. 

• Clemson now has a 5-4 series lead over South Carolina when opening its season.


• Clemson is now 41 points away from registering 8,000 points in program history.

• Clemson is now 17 goals away from reaching 2,800 goals in program history.

• Clemson earned its 275th victory in the month of October with its victory on Thursday.

• Clemson has earned its 30th career victory on a Thursday with its 3-0 victory.

• Clemson now holds an overall program record of 687-275-92.

• Noonan is now 37-0-1 when his team scores 3-4 goals in a match during his 11 seasons at Clemson.

• Noonan is now 98-8-6 when the Tigers score first.

• Clemson now boasts a 46-12-3 record all-time during season openers.

• This was the 18th time that Clemson has opened its season on the road. Clemson holds a 9-7-1 record following last night’s result.