Oct. 26, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- - Scott Buete's (Bowie, Md.) second goal of the season became arguably one of the most important for No. 7 Maryland (12-3-0, 4-1-0 ACC) as they downed their first Top 10 opponent of the season, No. 6 Clemson (10-2-2, 2-2-1 ACC), 1-0 Saturday night at Ludwig Field.
After playing a scoreless first half of action that saw both teams combine for 16 shots, the Terps struck in the 86th minute of the contest when Clarence Goodson (Springfield, Va.) took a shot that hit the left post. Sumed Ibrahim (Tamale, Ghana) gathered the rebound and fired it forward to a waiting Buete who tapped it in. The gamewinner was the second goal of the season for the junior midfielder.
In the victory, Terps' goalkeeper Noah Palmer (Williamsburg, Va.) proved to be too stingy for the potent Clemson offensive attack. The senior stopped six shots and improved to 11-3-0 in the shutout of the Tigers.
Maryland's 4-1 ACC start is it's best since 1971, when it was crowned ACC champions. The Terps' win over Clemson was their first in their last four tries. Last time the Terps beat Clemson was on Oct. 30, 1999, 2-1 at Clemson. Maryland's last win at Ludwig Field over the Tigers was Nov. 2, 1997, by a 1-0 score.
No. 7 Maryland will look to keep the momentum rolling on Friday, Nov. 1, when it travels to Charlottesville to take on Virginia in an ACC showdown. Game time is set to kick-off at 7 p.m., at Virginia's Klockner Stadium.
Box Score 1 2 F No. 6 Clemson 0 0 0 No. 7 Maryland 0 1 1
Shots: CU 7+4=11, UM 9+8=17
Corner Kicks: CU 2+2=4, UM 4+4=8
Fouls: CU 5+9=14, UM 4+6=10
Offsides: CU 0+0=0 , UM 0+2=2
Goalkeeping: Maryland- Noah Palmer (90 minutes, 0 goals against, 6 saves); Clemson- Doug Warren (90 minutes, 1 goals against, 7 save)
Cards: Maryland- None. Clemson- Nick Rivera (Yellow Card- 35:09, Dangerous Play).