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Virginia defeats Clemson 2-0

Oct. 17, 2004

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CLEMSON, SC–Adam Christman and Chris Tierney both scored goals in leading fifth-ranked Virginia to a 2-0 win over Clemson in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference soccer match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Virginia improves to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 7-5 overall and 2-2 in league play. Virginia is ranked fifth by the NSCAA and 15th by Soccer America.

Virginia scored first at the 17:44 mark into the game. Christman took a loose ball and fired a six-yard shot into the nets for his seventh goal of the season.

The Cavaliers scored late in the match. Tierney scored his third goal of the season after Paul Johnson sent a pass from the right.

“We did not have an answer for Virginia’s character, toughness, desire or fight. They wanted the game more and that was the difference. This loss puts us in a difficult situation. We did not show enough character to win, and I am very disappointed in that.”

Virginia 2, Clemson 0

Virginia–Adam Christman (Unassisted) 17:44

Virginia–Chris Tierney (Paul Johnson) 89:48

Shots: Clemson 8, Virginia 7

Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, Virginia 2

Saves: Phil Marfuggi (CU) 1, Hunter Gilstrap (CU) 0, Ryan Burke (VA) 0

Fouls: Clemson 21, Virginia 16

Attendance: 3,580