M: Clemson 1, Furman 0 OTSeptember 22 2010 at 10:23 PM
Burton Shoots Clemson Past Furman In Overtime, 1-0
Greenville, S.C. Nick Burton lined a shot past Furman goalkeeper Alec Kann in the 94th minute to lift Clemson to a 1-0 overtime victory over Furman in non-conference mens soccer action before a crowd of 2,726 on Wednesday night at Stone Soccer Stadium.
With the victory, Clemsons first of the season, the Tigers improved to 1-3-1 and ended Furmans two-match series win streak. Furman slipped to 4-3-0 on the season and dropped a home match for the first time during the 2010 campaign.
Less than four minutes into the first overtime period, Clemson played a cross into the Furman box that K.C. Onyeador headed towards goal. Kann made a diving save and the Paladins cleared the ball, but Burton collected, dribbled into the left side of the box and directed a shot inside the far post at 93:34 for the only tally of the night.
Furman held an 11-8 advantage in shot attempts, but forced Tigers keeper Cody Mizell into just two saves. The Paladins best chance to find a game-winner came just 16 minutes into the match when Mark Gabriel touched a pass into the path of a charging Fabien Vorbe, but the Haitians one-timer clattered off of the cross bar. Furman outshot the Tigers 6-4 over the final 45 minutes of regulation, but did little to trouble Mizell.
Kann picked up two saves in the loss for the Paladins who begin a three-match road trip on Saturday night when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to face USC Upstate at 7 p.m. before opening Southern Conference play at Georgia Southern on September 29.
Fans can follow Furman mens soccer all season long with live statistics and game reports at www.furmanpaladins.com as well as in-game updates of home matches at www.twitter.com/FurmanPaladins.
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