No.1 Clemson beats UNC Asheville 4-0, improves to 4-0

CUTrevor 2022-09-04 12:14:29

CLEMSON, S.C. — The No. 1 Clemson Tigers return home on Monday to take on UNC Asheville at Historic Riggs Field. The match will stream on ACCNX with kickoff set for 6 p.m.

The Tigers enter the match as the top-ranked team in the nation and look to build upon their 3-0-0 start. Most recently, Clemson earned a 1-0 victory on the road against South Carolina to extend its win streak over the in-state rival to nine matches.

Clemson is 7-1 all-time against UNC Asheville, and is perfect when facing off with the Bulldogs at home. The Tigers hold a 42-5 goal advantage across the eight all-time matches. 

Tigers’ standout Ousmane Sylla scored Clemson’s equalizing and game-winning goals in its victory over Indiana and assisted Tim Ströbeck’s goal against USC Upstate, as well as Alvaro Gomez's game-winning goal against South Carolina on Friday. In doing so, he collected multiple player of the week honors, including ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and’s National Player of the Week. He has earned at least one point in each of the Tigers' three games and leads the team with six. 

UNC Asheville enters the match 1-2-0, and is looking to rebound from a 3-2 Friday night loss to East Tennessee State.

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CUTrevor 2022-09-05 11:11:36

UPDATE: The game has been postponed until Tuesday at 6:00 due to weather. Been raining here in Clemson all weekend.

CUTrevor 2022-09-06 17:38:46

Tigers up 3-0 already in the 1st half! Richmond scored less than 13 minutes into the game on an assist by Seye. Sylla scored about 6 minutes later on another assist by Seye, who scored 2 minutes later on an assist by Sylla!

CUTrevor 2022-09-06 18:59:17

Tigers lead 4-0 with a couple minutes left. Reid scored in the 2nd half on an assist by Sylla. So Sylla and Seye each have a goal and 2 assists!

CUTrevor 2022-09-06 19:43:46

TIGERS WIN 4-0!!! They improve to 4-0 on the season.

CUTrevor 2022-09-06 20:04:52

CLEMSON, S.C. – The top-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team put on a brilliant display at Historic Riggs Field on Tuesday night, handling UNC Asheville by a final score of 4-0 to advance to 4-0-0 on the season. Ousmane Sylla and Mohamed Seye each continued their marvelous 2022 campaigns with four points apiece on the evening. 

The first of the Tigers’ four goals came from freshman Nathan Richmond, who was making his first career start. Seye sprung him in alone on the keeper and he calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net before pulling off a backflip to celebrate his first collegiate goal. 

Seye earned his second assist of the evening when he laid the ball off to Sylla, who took a touch to his right and struck the ball across his body to double Clemson’s lead. Just two minutes later, Seye himself would get on the scoreboard off an assist from Sylla that he blasted into the top of the net with his left foot. 

Just over three minutes into the second half, Sylla found Isaiah Reid wide open inside the penalty area, and Reid one-timed a composed finish past the keeper to put the Tigers up 4-0. The rest of the match went by without a score, as Clemson played 21 players and outshot the Bulldogs 32-5 en route to Joseph Andema’s second clean sheet in as many starts. 

“I thought that was as good a performance as we’ve put in so far this year, including the Indiana game, from back to front,” said Head Coach Mike Noonan. “The forwards did their job by scoring. Joseph and the back four did their job and the midfield did theirs as well, so a good performance all around.” 

Up next, the Tigers begin their ACC slate on the road with a trip to Boston College on Saturday, September 10. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the match will stream on ACCNX.

For all the most up-to-date information regarding Clemson men’s soccer, visit and follow @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram.