Oct. 3, 2009
ST. LOUIS, MO – Alex Johnston scored early in the first overtime period in leading St. Louis to a 1-0 win over Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at St. Louis, MO Saturday night.
With the win, the Billikens improve to 5-4 overall, while Clemson falls to 2-6-1 this season. The loss broke a two-game winning streak by the Tigers.
Johnston scored at the 91:57 mark. Stephen Bortolon served the ball from the left side. Johnston headed the ball into the netting for his first goal of the season.
St. Louis had 13 shots compared to six by the Tigers. St. Louis also had six corner kicks compared to 2 by Clemson. The Tigers’ goalkeeper Joseph Bendik had three saves, while Ross Kaufman of St. Louis had 2.
This was the ninth meeting between Clemson and St. Louis. The series is now tied 4-4-1. The series started in 1974.
The 2009 season marks the 75th anniversary of Clemson soccer as the Tigers first played Furman on February 14, 1934. This was also the first intercollegiate men’s soccer match in the state of South Carolina. Clemson fielded soccer in 1934 through the 1939 season. Fred Kirshner coached the Tigers during this time.
Clemson will play at Boston College on Friday, October 9, in the Tigers’ next action.
Scoring St. Louis – Alex Johnston (Stephen Bortolon) 91:57
Shots: Clemson 6, St. Louis 13 Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, St. Louis 6 Saves: Joseph Bendik (CU) 2, Ross Kaufman (SLU) 3 Fouls: Clemson 19, St. Louis 8 Attendance: 2,224
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