Clemson Soccer Upsets #1-Ranked Maryland 2-1


by -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

CLEMSON, SC—Phanuel Kavita scored the winning goal with 5:35 left in
regulation and teammate Brynjar Benediktsson scored one goal and had an
assist as Clemson upset number-one ranked Maryland 2-1 in a men’s Atlantic
Coast Conference soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.

With the win, Clemson improves to 6-8-1 overall, 3-4 in the ACC. Maryland
falls to 13-2-2 overall, 4-2-1 in the ACC this season. The Terrapins are
ranked number one by the NSCAA, Soccer America, and College Soccer News
polls.

Clemson played a man down for 67:31 as starting defender Jack Metcalf
received a red card in the 23rd minute.

Maryland scored first in the 36th minute. Taylor Kemp served the ball
into the box from the center of the field. John Stertzer, with his back
to the goal, flicked the ball in the goal from eight yards out for his
13th goal of the season.

Clemson evened the score early in the second half. Maryland’s Widner
Saint Cyr fouled Benediktsson in the box and the Tigers were awarded a
penalty kick. Benediktsson took the penalty kick for Clemson and he
sent a low, hard shot in the left center as the Maryland goalkeeper Will
Swaim dove to his left. It was Benediktsson’s seventh goal of the
season.

The Tigers scored the winning goal at the 84:25 mark. Benediktsson , on
a reset, sent a ball into the box. Keegan Priest, who is the Tigers’
lone senior, took a shot that was deflected. Phanuel Kavita knocked in
the rebound for his first goal of the year.

Over the years, Clemson has defeated eight number-one ranked teams in
men's soccer. The Tigers are 4-4-1 when playing a number-one ranked
team at Clemson.

Clemson 2, #1Maryland 1
Maryland--John Stertzer (Taylor Kemp) 35:16
Clemson—Brynjar Benediktsson (Penalty Kick) 50:16
Clemson—Phanuel Kavita (Keegan Priest, Brynjar Benediktsson) 84:25

Shots: Clemson 7, Maryland 12

Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, Maryland 3

Saves: Cody Mizell (CU) 6, Will Swaim (M) 3

Fouls: Clemson 9, Maryland 15

Attendance: 1,257

Clemson OL likely out for the season
Clemson OL likely out for the season
Kelly Bryant misses second-straight Clemson practice
Kelly Bryant misses second-straight Clemson practice
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
Send Feedback to TigerNet Staff: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Kelly Bryant misses second-straight Clemson practice
Kelly Bryant misses second-straight Clemson practice
Clemson OL likely out for the season
Clemson OL likely out for the season
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
Revenge game? Tigers emphasize focus, execution against Syracuse instead
Revenge game? Tigers emphasize focus, execution against Syracuse instead
WATCH: Clemson vs. Syracuse preview
WATCH: Clemson vs. Syracuse preview
Ferrell's TD ranked No. 2 ACC Play of the week
Ferrell's TD ranked No. 2 ACC Play of the week
Swinney on narrative that Bryant can't win it all: "Give me a break.  That kid can beat anybody."
Swinney on narrative that Bryant can't win it all: "Give me a break. That kid can beat anybody."
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest