GREENSBORO, NC - Manolo Sanchez and Austin Savage both scored goals in leading Clemson to a 2-0 victory over UNC-Greensboro in a men's intercollegiate soccer match at Greensboro, NC Tuesday night.
With the win, Clemson improves to 4-5-2 overall, while UNC-Greensboro falls to 4-5-2 overall this season. Clemson has won three matches in a row. Richard Robinson also had two assists in the match.
Clemson scored first in the 75th minute of play. Sanchez scored the when he struck from the middle of the box. Robinson and Paul Clowes were credited with the assists.
The Tigers added another goal in the 82nd minute when Savage scored with assists from Amadou Dia and Robinson.
Clemson took 14 shots on the night compared to the Spartans' 11. The Tigers also had seven corner kicks compared to UNC-Greensboro's 5.
Clemson's goalkeeper, Chris Glodack, finished the match with three saves and the Spartan goalkeeper, Peyton Ford had six saves.
"We put together a tough, mental game," said Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan. "We started out playing well and faded. In the second half, we came back with a good emotional response. UNCG is a good team and they had their chances. Austin Savage, Alex Stockinger, and Amadou Dia all turned in good performances. We are starting to come together slowly as a team. We now have to prepare for North Carolina that's coming to town on Friday."
Clemson will play host to sixth-ranked North Carolina on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.
Clemson - Manolo Sanchez (Richard Robinson, Paul Clowes) 74:40
Clemson - Austin Savage (Richard Robinson, Amadou Dia) 81:16
Shots: Clemson 14, UNCG 11
Corner Kicks: Clemson 7, UNCG 5
Saves: Chris Glodack (CU) 3, Peyton Ford (UNCG) 6
Fouls: Clemson 6, UNCG 11