Thomas McNamara scored one goal and had an assist in leading Clemson to a 3-0 win over Gardner Webb in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Sunday evening.
With the win, Clemson stays unbeaten at 4-0 while Gardner-Webb falls to 2-2 on the season.
McNamara is Clemson’s leading scorer this season with four goals and two assists for 10 points. He is a graduate student at Clemson having played three years at Brown.
The Tigers scored their first goal in the 24th minute of play. On a free kick, McNamara sent a shot curving over the Gardner-Webb defensive wall and into the goal on the ground just inside the right post to give the Tigers a 1-0 advantage.
Clemson scored again in the 29th minute of play. Iain Smith went driving into the box on the right side. At the corner of the goalie box, he crossed the ball to the left. Teammate Ara Amirkhanian was there and ran onto the ball, sending a six-yard shot into the netting just inside the left post for his second goal of the season.
The Tigers completed their scoring in the 81st minute of play. McNamara crossed the ball from the right. His pass skipped through the box to Alexandre Rome’o Happi near the left post. Happi one-stepped the ball and sent a 10-yard shot into the middle of the goal for his first tally of the season.
For the game, Clemson outshot Gardner-Webb 13-8. The Tigers took 10 shots in the second half. Andrew Tarbell started in goal for the Tigers. Matthew Swan was in goal for the Runnin’ Bulldogs and made four saves.
Clemson 3, Gardner-Webb 0
Clemson—Thomas McNamara (Unassisted) 23:42
Clemson—Ara Amirkhanian (Iain Smith) 28:40
Clemson—Alexandre Rome’o Happi (Thomas McNamara) 80:18
Shots: Clemson 13, Gardner-Webb 8
Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, Gardner-Webb 2
Saves: Andrew Tarbell (CU) 0, Matthew Swan (GW) 4
Fouls: Clemson 17, Gardner-Webb 12