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    Hokies Defeat No. 19 Clemson, 2-1
    Ben Nason tallies game-winning goal in second overtime period
    September 7, 2007

    Box Score Virginia Tech 2, No. 19 Clemson 1 (2 OT)
     
    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Ben Nason tallied a goal at the 7:53 mark of the second overtime period to give Virginia Tech men's soccer a 2-1 double overtime victory over No. 19 Clemson in its ACC opener on Friday at Tech Soccer Stadium.

    Tech outshot the Tigers 23-7 in the match and rallied from an early 1-0 deficit with two unanswered goal in the final three periods.

    "I thought it was an excellent match as the game wore on," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "It got a little shaky early on when they got a great goal on us. We didn't play poorly in the first half but we didn't have anything to show for it. Then the game continued and as the game continued we got better and got more chances. We really took it to them in the second half and in the end."

    The Hokies notched the go-ahead goal 107:53 into the match when Robert Edmans went up for a header in the middle of the box. Nason scored his second goal of the season after managing to gain possession during the ensuing scramble and finally got a shot past the Clemson goalkeeper to give Tech the win.

    Nason leads the team with five points this season off two goals and one assist in his last two outings.

    Tech first got on the board when senior Alexander Baden entered the game in the second half and scored his first goal of the season with a header off a corner kick taken by James Gilson in the 75th minute.

    The Hokies played stellar defense throughout the night, only surrendering one shot on goal to the Tigers. Sophomore goalkeeper Brendan Dunn only allowed one goal in 107:53 between the pipes for his second win of the season.

    "It was a great night overall with super fan support and great attitude by the kids and I thought we played well," Weiss said.

    The Hokies play St. John's tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in Tech Soccer Stadium in their final night of the Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational.

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