No.1 Clemson improves to 6-0 with 2-0 win at UAB

CUTrevor 2022-09-12 12:32:03

CLEMSON, S.C. — The No. 1 Clemson Tigers continue their road trip on Tuesday to take on the UAB Blazers in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. with the match slated to stream on ESPN+.

The Tigers enter the match as the top-ranked team in the nation and look to build upon their 5-0-0 start. Most recently, Clemson earned a 2-1 victory at Boston College to open ACC play. Adam Lundegard's first career goal came in game-winning fashion as the Tigers held on for the road win.

Clemson is 2-2 all-time against UAB, with the total goals in the series even at six apiece. Most recently, the Tigers defeated the Blazers 2-0 at home in 2020. 

Tigers’ standout Ousmane Sylla has led the way for Clemson, scoring three goals and notching five assists in just five matches thus far. He has tallied a point in every contest this season, and had four points on Tuesday against UNC Asheville for the second time, as well as the game-winning assist to Lundegard against Boston College.

He is joined at the top of Clemson's scoring leaderboard by senior forward Mohamed Seye, who has assisted on each of Sylla's three goals. He's added two of his own and has also earned four points in two matches, bringing his point total on the season to eight.

UAB enters Tuesday's matchup 2-2, and is looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Wisconsin on Friday night.

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CUTrevor 2022-09-13 22:14:02

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ousmane Sylla’s fourth goal of the season proved decisive for the No. 1 Clemson Tigers in a 2-0 win on the road against UAB (2-3) on Tuesday night. The Tigers advanced to 6-0 with the victory and Sylla extended his streak of recording at least one point in each match this season. 

Following a relatively even first half, the Tigers came out and dominated the final 45 minutes, outshooting the Blazers 14-3. Joseph Andema made a career-high five saves en route to his third clean sheet in as many starts.

The first half of the match went by relatively harmlessly, with Andema making three saves against the Blazers attack. Clemson earned four corners to UAB’s one in the first frame, but the teams went to the break scoreless. 

The second half was an entirely different story, as Sylla came out looking to take over this match. He broke through on the counter attack with speed on two separate occasions, but one of his shots was stopped by the keeper and the other rolled just wide of the right post. 

Sylla’s third chance of the half came on a through ball from Elton Chifamba that put him into the box with space. The Senegal native cut inside and blasted a right-footed finish into the back of the net to put the Tigers ahead in the 63rd minute.

Clemson’s second half onslaught continued, as Tim Strobeck was on the receiving end of an Adam Lundegard long ball. Strobeck powered into the penalty area and played a beautiful ball across the face of the frame that Tyler Trimnal knocked home for his first career goal with just under 10 minutes remaining in the match. The Tigers controlled the final minutes and left Birmingham with the 2-0 win. 

Up next, the Tigers return home to host the Syracuse Orange in a Friday night matchup at Historic Riggs Field. The match will be broadcast on ACC Network and begin at 7 p.m.

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