CLEMSON, SC– Manolo Sanchez assisted on both Clemson goals to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 overtime win against 17th-ranked NC State in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at home on Friday.
With the win, the Tigers are now 2-5-2 overall, 1-1-1 in the ACC. NC State is 6-3 overall and 0-2 in league play after the loss.
NC State scored in the 22nd minute. Jonathan Ray took a shot but it was blocked by a Clemson defender. Zabarie Kollie got the ball and knocked it in the goal near the right post to give the Wolfpack the early 1-0 lead.
Clemson scored in the final minute of regulation (89:12) to send the game into overtime. Kyle Fisher took a shot that hit the corner of the crossbar and the left post. The ball deflected back to Sanchez near the right post. Sanchez headed the ball to the middle and Austin Savage headed the ball in over Wolfpack goalkeeper Fabian Otte.
The Tigers scored the winning goal in the first overtime period. Sanchez sent the ball to Preston Gayton inside the box. Gayton crossed the ball in to Ara Amirkhanian, who fired the ball into the net from close range to give the Tigers the win.