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Second-Ranked Maryland Defeats Clemson 4-1

Oct. 26, 2003

Box Score

CLEMSON, SC-Kenney Bertz scored two goals and A.J. Herrera assisted on both in leading second ranked Maryland to a 4-1 win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference soccer match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

Maryland improves to 14-1 overall, 4-1 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 6-7-2 this season, and 1-4 in league play. The Terrapins are ranked second according to the NSCAA poll and third by Soccer America.

The Terrapins scored three goals in the first 23 minutes of play. Bertz scored with :45 seconds gone in the match with a head shot off a free kick by Herrera.

Maryland scored again at the 14:06 mark as Herrera’s free kick went to Bertz. Bertz headed the ball in the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

Seth Stammler scored off a 35-yard shot that went in the upper left corner of the goal. This was Stammler’s first goal of the season.

Clemson scored at the 57:29 point in the match. Charlie Roberts scored on a diagonal shot from eight yards out. Roberts collected a loose ball and half-volleyed a shot into the net. It was Roberts’ first goal as a Tiger.

The Terrapins added another goal with 73:46 gone in the match. Sumed Ibrahim shot the ball that hit the right post. Scott Buete collected the rebound and knocked the ball in the net from 12 yards out.

“It’s very frustrating,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “We make bad decisions and mental errors and that’s hurting us. You cannot spot Maryland three goals and expect to come back. We battled the second half, but it’s too late after being down 3-0. I feel as if the effort is there and the desire is there, but it’s the mental mistakes that’s hard to fix.”

Maryland 4, Clemson 1

Maryland-Kenney Bertz (A.J. Herrera) 27:47

Maryland-Kenney Bertz (A.J. Herrera) 14:06

Maryland-Seth Stammler (Unassisted) 22:29

Clemson-Charlie Roberts (Unassisted) 57:29

Maryland-Scott Buete (Sumed Ibrahim) 73:46

Shots: Clemson 15, Maryland 18

Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, Maryland 10

Saves: Hunter Gilstrap (CU) 4, Noah Palmer (MD) 4

Fouls: Clemson 25, Maryland 16

Attendance: 622