Tech Ties Clemson, 1-1
Nyarko scores on an assist by Reed
October 21, 2005

Box Score No. 13 Virginia Tech 1, Clemson 1
CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshman Patrick Nyarko's goal in the 88th minute of play helped the No. 13 Virginia Tech men's soccer team tie Clemson for the second time in three meetings, 1-1, Friday night in front of 1,172 fans.

With the tie, the Hokies' record stands at 8-3-4 overall and 2-1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers are 6-4-3 on the season and 0-4-2 in league play.

Clemson got on the board at 72:00 when Charlie Roberts netted his first goal of the season after collecting a pass from Nathan Sturgis. The assist by Sturgis was his third of the season.

Tech would bounce back to tie the score with under three minutes remaining when sophomore Marcus Reed connected a pass to Nyarko, who dribbled the ball in from the left and sent a diagonal shot to the right corner of the net, beating the Tigers' goalkeeper, Phil Marfuggi, for the score. The goal was Nyarko's fifth of the season while the assist was Reed's second.

The save of the night most likely came in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Chase Harrison's stop at 38:48 on a Nathan Sturgis penalty kick kept the game scoreless heading into intermission. Sturgis' penalty kick came when Tech freshman Alexander Baden was whistled for a foul on Clemson's Dane Richards. Baden was then issued a yellow card. The first half produced two more yellow cards - one to Havrid Usry and the other to Justin Moore of Clemson.

The Hokies were out-shot in the opening 45 minutes, 9-3. Tech managed just one shot on goal while the Tigers amassed three.

Tech tallied two shots in the overtime sessions, with both coming in the first extra period. Baden had both of the Hokies' shots, but failed to connect on either attempt.

For the match, Harrison recorded four saves. Marfuggi amassed three stops on the night. There were 39 fouls called, including six yellow cards. The Tigers were assessed five of the six cards.

Tech's school-record seven-game winning streak came to an end with the tie, but the Hokies now have an eight-game unbeaten streak, which is a new school record.

The Hokies return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Tech will host Radford at 7 p.m., in the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.