CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Parker scored two goals in leading Charlotte to a 3-1 victory over 14th-ranked Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match Tuesday night.
With the win, Charlotte improved to 6-5-3, while Clemson fell to 9-4-2 this season. The mid-week loss to a non-conference opponent was the second straight for the Tigers, who lost to Furman last week.
All of the scoring occurred in the second half. The 49ers scored first in the 59th minute of play when Parker collected a rebound and put the ball in the goal from close range. Tyler Gibson was credited with the assist.
Clemson evened the score at the 65:50 mark. T.J. Casner crossed the ball to Manolo Sanchez, who scored on a header for his fourth goal of the season.
Charlotte quickly went back on top when Tyler Gibson converted on a penalty kick in the 69th minute.
Charlotte added its third goal of the night just four minutes later. Giuseppe Gentile and Will Mayhew combined on the assists as Parker scored his second goal to give Charlotte the 3-1 advantage.
Clemson will play host to Boston College at Riggs Field on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action.
Charlotte 3, Clemson 1
Charlotte—Kyle Parker (Tyler Gibson) 58:12
Clemson—Manolo Sanchez (T.J. Casner) 65:50
Charlotte—Tyler Gibson (Penalty Kick) 68:31
Charlotte—Kyle Parker (Will Mayhew and Giuseppe Gentile) 72:37
Shots: Clemson 11, Charlotte 16
Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Charlotte 4
Saves: Tarbell (CU) 6, Davis (Char) 3
Fouls: Clemson 18, Charlotte 15