CF grad Glodack saves day, sends Tigers to ACC semis

clemsoc-glodackFormer Carolina Forest standout and Clemson junior goalkeeper Chris Glodack saved three shots in a shootout win over Wake Forest on Sunday to help the Tigers advance to the semifinals of the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.

Clemson needed all three of the saves to claim a 3-2 edge in penalty kicks over the visiting Demon Deacons. The game was played before a crowd of more than 2,000 at Historic Riggs Field.

The Tigers have advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive season, first time that has occurred since 1993-95. Clemson will face No. 1 seed Notre Dame on Friday in Cary, N.C.

Senior captain Phanuel Kavita scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the penalty kick shootout. Prior to that, senior Ara Amirkhanian and sophomore Thales Moreno both scored. Glodack, who came of the bench to play the shutout, made his third save to send the team and crowd into a wild celebration.

Wake Forest scored their only goal of the game in the 53rd minute, an own goal by Clemson. Tigers starting goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell saved a Wake Forest corner kick. After the save, the ball bounced off a Clemson defender back into the net.

Clemson freshman Diego Campos scored his second goal of the season in the 60th minute. Campos took a cross from junior T.J. Casner, who picked up his team-leading sixth assist of the season on the play, and buried the shot in the bottom left portion of the goal from eight yards out.

Tarbell played all 110 minutes in goal for Clemson, his 13th start of the season. He saved two shots. Glodack saw action in his seventh match this season.

Photo courtesy of CU Athletics

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