Virginia Rallies to Defeat Clemson, 3-2
Oct. 15, 2000
Clemson, S.C. — The #8 University of Virginia men’s soccer team handed the #9 Clemson Tigers a 3-2 loss in front of 1,935 spectators at Clemson’s Historic Riggs Field. With the victory, Virginia improves to 9-3-1 on the season and remains undefeated at 4-0-0 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 8-3-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference with the loss.
Tiger sophomore Fabio Tambosi scored the first goal of the match at the 9:18 mark. Freshman Steven Rhyne assisted on the play, sending a short ball to Tambosi who sent a curving ball into the net. The Cavaliers tied the score 16 minutes later when Ryan Gibbs took a pass from Eric Solomon and buried it into the back of the net past Clemson goalie Doug Warren at 25:13. Tiger freshman Ricky Lewis would add a goal just before the half when he scored at 33:41 to give Clemsom a 2-1 halftime lead.
The Tigers took their 2-1 lead into the second half of play, but failed to put the Cavaliers away as Virginia rallied to score two goals in a span of less than five minutes to seal the victory. Alecko Eskandarian tied the contest at 2-2 for UVa when teammate Ryan Trout sent a cross to him that he gathered and scored his 11th goal of the season on at 72:58. Kenny Arena then scored the game-winning goal at the 76:13 mark when Kyle Martino sent a cross off of a free-kick that Arena sent past Clemson’s Warren to give the Cavaliers a 3-2 victory.
Virginia will return to action on Wednesday, October 18th when UVa hosts Elon College at 5:00 p.m. at Kl?ckner Stadium. Clemson will be in action again Wednesday, October 25 when it will play host to in-state rival Furman. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
1 2 FVirginia(9-3-1, 4-0-0 ACC) 1 2 3Clemson (8-3-1, 1-3-0 ACC) 2 0 2
1. CLEMSON-Fabio Tambosi (Steven Rhyne), 9:18
3. CLEMSON-Ricky Lewis (Mike Potempa, Ian Fuller), 33:41
SHOTS: Clemson 8, UVA 12
CORNER KICKS: Clemson 4, UVA 3
SAVES: Carson (CU) 4, Singer (UVA) 1
FOULS: Clemson 25, UVA 21
OFFSIDES: Clemson 0, UVA 1