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South Carolina Defeats Clemson 1-0

Sept. 5, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – Sam Arthur scored the matches’ lone goal as South Carolina defeated Clemson 1-0 in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.

With the win, South Carolina improves to 2-0 on the year, while Clemson falls to 0-2 this season.

South Carolina scored first in the 36th minute. Mike Lindsay played the ball forward to Stephen Morrissey. Morrissey one touched a pass to Sam Arthur who sent a shot on the ground from 12 yards out to the center of the goal for his second of the year.

With 22:30 left to go in the game, Clemson’s Francklin Blaise rifled a shot from 12 yards out that hit the right post.

With two minutes left in the match, Clemson’s Mike Mattson took a head shot from eight yards out and South Carolina’s goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer tipped the ball, causing it to tip the cross bar and over the goal mouth.

Clemson outshot the Gamecocks 19-10 and had 11 corner kicks compared to South Carolina’s five.

The Tigers will play host to Charlotte on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Clemson’s next action.

“I’m disappointed, but I’m staying positive,” said Clemson Head Coach Phil Hindson. “In the first two matches, we have not scored the first goal and that is hard. We would like to be up 1-0. It’s frustrating that we out shot South Carolina and could not score. I thought we could send it into overtime-the effort was there. We did not get the ball wide enough in the first half, and we did a better job of this in the second half. Our players cannot give any more effort. They have played reasonably well in the first two games. I know that taking this many shots that something good will happen.”

South Carolina 1, Clemson 0 South Carolina—Sam Arthur (Mike Lindsay, Stephen Morrissey) 35:05

Shots: Clemson 19, South Carolina 10 Corner Kicks: Clemson 11, South Carolina 5 Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 3, Jimmmy Maurer (SC) 3 Fouls: Clemson 15, South Carolina 13 Attendance: 6,121