No.1 Clemson beats USC Upstate 2-0

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CLEMSON, S.C. — The top-ranked Clemson men's soccer team looks to build off its thrilling 3-2 win against No. 13 Indiana on Friday when it hosts the USC Upstate Spartans on Monday night. The match will kick off at 7 p.m and stream on ACCNX.

Clemson is 13-0-1 all-time against USC Upstate, and is currently on an 11-game win streak in the series. The Tigers have outscored the Spartans 20-0 in the last six meetings between the two, with USC Upstate's last goal against Clemson dating back to 1989.

The Tigers advanced to 1-0-0 in its home opener thanks in large part to the late-game heroics by Ousmane Sylla, whose second goal of the match lifted Clemson to the victory in front of a raucous crowd of 6,359.

Mohamed Seye shined against the Hoosiers, scoring a brilliant left-footed shot to give Clemson the lead in the first half. He assisted on both of Sylla's goals, earning four points in the Clemson victory. Goalkeeper Trevor Manion earned his first win in the net for the Tigers. He tallied four saves including a diving stop that made an appearance on SportsCenter's Top Ten at the No. 4 spot.

The Spartans are coming off a 4-1 loss to Coastal Carolina in their first match of the season.

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Tigers lead 1-0 in the 2nd half. Strobeck scored 15 minutes into the game with an assist from Sylla, who scored twice against Indiana.

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Reid scored with 20 mins left to put the Tigers up 2-0! Assist by Skinner, a new starter.

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TIGERS WIN 2-0!!! Goals by Strobeck and Reid.

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The top-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team advanced to 2-0-0 on Monday night in a 2-0 victory over USC Upstate (0-2-0). Tim Ströbeck and Isaiah Reid tallied their first goals of the season, while freshman goalkeeper Joseph Andema earned a clean sheet in his first career start in front of a crowd of over 3,000 at Historic Riggs Field. 

Clemson opened the scoring when Ousmane Sylla beat his defender along the goal line, cut inside and found a wide open Ströbeck. The Swedish sophomore calmly took a touch and struck a perfect shot into the top left corner to put the Tigers up in the 15th minute. 

The first half concluded without many chances to note, but the Tigers added the pressure in the second frame. Sylla continued to dominate on the ball, creating opportunities on several occasions that nearly resulted in goals. However, it wasn’t until the 70th minute that Joey Skinner broke free inside the box and found Isaiah Reid for a tap-in goal that put the game firmly out of reach. 

The remainder of the game flew by with Clemson controlling possession and cruising to their first shutout victory of the season. 

Up next, the Tigers hit the road for the first time on Friday, Sept. 2 to take on their rival South Carolina. The match will begin at 7 p.m. and stream on ESPN+.

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