Men's And Women's College Soccer - What Happened At A Glance From Coast To Coast On Thursday, October 1, 2020

There were exceptions but for the most part defense continues to rule in the early going in both men's and women's soccer as teams seek to establish a rhythmn on the offensive side of the ball.  That will change as the season progresses. 

Men's College Soccer Contests

Clemson 3 – South Carolina 0 – Clemson won its season opener on the road over a game South Carolina squad.

Mohamed Seye sent a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick put in play by Grayson Barber in the 13th minute of the match to give the Tigers an early lead. Redshirt senior midfielder Callum Johnson who transferred in from Boston College made it 2-0 Clemson when he converted a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Seye then put the contest on ice when he scored his second goal of the evening in the 47th minute of the contest. Max Fisher and George Marks each had a single save in goal for Clemson to record the shutout. Justin Baer had an eight save evening for South Carolina.

Clemson is 1-0-0 while South Carolina drops to 1-2-0.  

Women’s College Soccer Contests 

Appalachian State 0 – The Citadel 0 – This one was all defense with neither team able to settle into a rhythm on the offensive side of the ball. The contest remained scoreless after 110 minutes of play. Appalachian State is 2-4-1. The Citadel is 1-2-2.

Arkansas State – 1 – Little Rock 0 – Arkansas State is off to a great start.

Freshman midfielder Abigal Miller from St. Louis, Missouri scored what proved to the game-winner for Arkansas State when she utilized her left foot to slot a shot into the bottom left corner of the goal after receiving a cross from teammate senior forward Sarah Sodoma.  Senior Megan McClure had a three save day in goal for Arkansas State to secure her fourth shutout of the season. The Red Wolves improve to 5-0-0 while Little Rock drops to 1-2-0.

Louisville 3 – Syracuse 0 – Neither team scored in the first half of play but Louisville took control of the contest in the second half.  

Sophomore forward Jessica De Filippo opening the scoring in the 49th minute. Senior midfielder Emina Ekic, a four-year starter and impact player, put the contest on ice for the Cardinals with goals in the 51st and 59th minutes of the match. Redshirt senior Gabby Kouzelos from Wadsworth, Ohio had a seven save evening to record the shutout in goal for Louisville.

North Carolina 2 – Clemson 0 – The Tar Heels improve to 4-0-0 with a solid play on both sides of the ball.

Freshman midfielder Sam Meza gave UNC the early advantage when she scored in the sixth minute of play. The goal was set up by a nice move off the dribble and cross from sophomore forward Isabel Cox. Junior forward Rachel Jones from Lawrenceville, Georgia made it 2-0 when she decisively converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute. Junior Claudia Dickey had a two save day in goal to notch her third consecutive shutout for North Carolina. Junior Hensley Hancuff had three saves in goal for Clemson. The Tigers are now 3-1-0.

Notre Dame 2 – Boston College 0 – This one took place at Alumni Stadium in South Bend.

Senior midfielder Sammi Fisher alertly controlled the rebound of a blocked shot from just inside the ride side of the box and drove it into the left corner of the goal in the 14th minute of play. Sophomore forward Kiki Van Zanten scored the second goal for the Irish in the 34th minute after receiving a cross from senior forward and playmaker Eva Hum. Junior Mattie Interian from Pasadena, California had three saves in goal for Notre Dame. Sophomore Allie Augur, a two-year starter, had a busy eight save evening for Boston College. Notre Dame improves to 2-1-0 while Boston College is 0-1-0.

Virginia 2 – Pitt 1 (ot) – Virginia had a dominate thirty to four shot advantage but their inability to exploit that advantage resulted in this one requiring extra time to determine a winner.

Sophomore forward Diana Ordonez who hails from Prosper, Texas scored from two yards out after receiving a long ball from redshirt junior Sarah Clark in the 17th minute of play to take an early lead. The contest remained 1-0 at intermission. Amanda West gave Pitt new life when she calmly converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute to tie the contest at 1-1. The score remained 1-1 at the end of regulation and one overtime period. Sophomore Emma Dawson netted the game-winner for the Cavaliers when she sent a header into the upper right corner in the 93rd minute with a double assist from Ordonez and Clark.

Florida State 4 – Virginia Tech 0 – This one started slowly but the pace picked up in the second stanza.

It was scoreless until the 44th minute of play when Florida State broke through due to an own goal. It was all Seminoles from that point with junior midfielder Jaelin Howell scoring out of a corner kick put in play by sophomore forward Jenna Nighswonger followed by a goal from freshman midfielder Ran Iwai goal out of a corner. Freshman forward Jody Brown scored from inside the box for the Noles to conclude the scoring for the evening.  The Seminoles are 3-0-0 while Virginia Tech drops to 0-5-0.

Wake Forest 1 – Miami 0 – Wake Forest had a twenty-two to one advantage in shots but that didn't translate to the scoreboard.

Senior midfielder Ryanne Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 68th minute for Wake Forest on a breakaway after receiving a long through ball from freshman forward Carrie McIntire. Freshman Madison Howard and redshirt sophomore Mia Raben combined to record the shutout in goal for Wake Forest. Tyler Speaks had seven saves in goal for Miami.

Wake Forest improves to 1-2-1 while Miami remains winless at 0-4-0.