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Seventh-seeded Clemson defeats Second-Seeded Virginia 4-1

Seventh-seeded Clemson defeats Second-Seeded Virginia 4-1

Nov. 9, 2005

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CARY, NC–Dane Richards scored one goal and had one assist in leading seventh-seeded Clemson to a 4-1 win over second-seeded Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the 19th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament Wednesday night.

With the win, Clemson improves to 11-4-3 overall, while Virginia falls to 12-4-2 overall this season. The Tigers are ranked 16th by the NSCAA and 21st by Soccer America. Virginia is ranked 18th by the NSCAA and eighth by Soccer America. Clemson has won five matches in a row and is 6-0-2 in the last eight matches. This is the second consecutive top-10 team that the Tigers have defeated. Clemson defeated fifth-ranked Duke in Durham on November 5.

All of the scoring occurred in the first 23:31 of the second half.

Clemson scored first as the 49:44 mark. Randy Albright scored his fourth goal of the season off a six-yard shot from a crossing pass by Justin Moore.

Exactly 1:16 later, Clemson scored again as Ryan Roushandel scored off a rebound after a shot by Mark Buchholz deflected off of Virginia’s goalkeeper, Ryan Burke.

Virginia scored with 56:30 gone in the match. Yannick Reyering scored off a 30- yard shot. Chris Tierney and Nico Colaluca were credited with the assists.

Richards scored off a six-yard shot at the 59:13 point in the match for his team-leading eighth goal of the season.

Clemson’s Bryson Moore scored off a header after Richards sent a crossing pass in the box for his fourth goal of the year.

The Tigers will play sixth-seeded North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night in the semifinal round.

Clemson 4, Virginia 1

Clemson–Randy Albright (Justin Moore) 49:44

Clemson–Ryan Roushandel (Mark Buchholz) 51:00

Virginia–Yannick Reyering (Chris Tierney, Nico Colaluca) 56:30

Clemson–Dane Richards (Unassisted) 59:13

Clemson–Bryson Moore (Dane Richards) 68:31

Shots: Clemson 12, Virginia 5

Corner Kicks: Clemson 5, Virginia 6

Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 1, Ryan Burke (V) 5

Fouls: Clemson 17, Virginia 16