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Noonan happy with Tigers' fight
by Paul Kennedy, October 23rd, 2010 2:29AM
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[CLEMSON-DUKE MEN] Clemson picked up its biggest win under first-year coach Mike Noonan when the Tigers upset No. 24 Duke, 2-1, on Riley Sumpter's golden goal in the 97th minute for their first win in six ACC games.

Clemson (4-7-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the ACC) took the lead on K.C. Onyeador's goal in the last minute of the first half, and freshman keeper Cody Mizell held off a Duke onslaught until Ryan Finley scored his 13th goal of the season in the 84th minute.

On the golden goal, Alex Stockingersent a free kick from the midfield to the top of the box, where Stephen McGill laid the ball with his left foot to Sumpter, who first stepped a shot from 18 yards out to the right corner of the goal for his fourth goal of the season.

"It's a great feeling," said Sumpter. "We worked hard, and we were not going to let this game get away from us. I am so happy for our team."

Noonan was happy for his young team.

"We played the game like a young team would," he said. "We had the lead late in the game and we starting sitting back and they applied the pressure. As a coach, you sit there with a helpless feeling. However, this team will not give up. They fight and they are no longer afraid to compete. I am happy with the way we defended and we were very solid in midfield. I couldn't be happier."



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