No. 18 Men's Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament to No. 12 Clemson
Nov. 22, 2005
Raleigh, N.C. - The 18th-ranked NC State men's soccer team saw its season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to No. 12 Clemson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament held Tuesday afternoon at Method Road Soccer Stadium. After a scoreless first half, the Tigers (13-5-3) scored three second half goals and shutout the host Wolfpack (11-7-1).
Clemson held the advantage in shots in the first half, 8-4, but neither team found the back of the net. The Tigers would strike first in the 51st minute as Dane Richards cleaned up a loose ball in the Pack's penalty box and netted is 10th goal of the season at the 50:36 mark.
The Tigers would add two more goals and advance in the NCAA Tournament to face the winner for No. 3 seeded Indiana and Notre Dame. Hector Quintanar headed in a Randy Albright cross at 68:17, and Danny Poe was also on the receiving end of a Clemson cross for the final goal at 75:23.
NC State lost key personal throughout the game. Starting midfielders John Queeley and El Hadj Cisse did not play, and midfielder Santiago Fusilier and keeper Jorge Gonzalez both left the contest early with injuries.
Scoring: CU - Richards unassisted at 50:36 CU - Quintanar from Gibson and Albright at 68:17 CU - Poe from Buchholz at 75:23