Clemson Defeats Furman in Men's Soccer, 3-2


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CLEMSON, SC-Eric Lewis scored with 3:39 left to go in the match to lead
second-seed Clemson to a 3-2 win over Furman in the first round of the NCAA
Men's Soccer tournament at Clemson's Historic Riggs Field Sunday afternoon.
Lewis also had an assist in the game.


Webster threw a long ball into the box where Oguchi Onyewu, waiting at the
18-yard box, flicks to Lewis. Lewis one touches the flick into the back
of the net from six yards out.


Clemson improves its record to 14-3-2 overall, while Furman ends its season
with a 17-4-2 record.


Furman took a 1-0 lead midway in the first half. Matt Goldsmith scored
on an assist by McNeil Cronin at the 22:44 mark.


Clemson scored two unanswered goals to take a 2-1 lead early in the second
half. Mark Lisi scored on a direct kick just outside the penalty box with
56:12 gone in the match.


Steven Rhyne scored at the 63:44 mark in a one-on-one breakaway. He
scored on a diagonal shot from 12 yards out. Ian Fuller and Lewis were
credited with the assists. Furman tied the score 2-2 at the 65:38 point as
Patrick Tanner scored on an assist by Cronin.


Clemson will play Connecticut on November 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Clemson's
Riggs Field.

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