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Parker gets the goals his play deserves
October 24th, 2013 4:26AM

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[CHARLOTTE-CLEMSON: Men] Charlotte got two goals from Kyle Parker and a penalty kick from Tyler Gibson to beat No. 23 Clemson, 3-1, at Transamerica Field.

“Clemson is a great team, higher RPI, great record, high-ranking team,” Charlotte coach Kevin Langan said. “We knew coming in that tonight was going to be a tough, competitive type of game I am proud of the guys to have that resilience after they tied it up 1-1. They showed that mentality that we have preached and demanded here. Both teams did not want to give an inch; both teams stood up and fought each other."

Parker opened the scoring in the 59th minute on a rebound off a shot by Gibson that Clemson goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell blocked.

“I know Tyler Gibson is always going to hit it low and hard across the goal,” Parker said. “I took my chances to get in the box in case the keeper blocks it down.  The ball happened to fall at my feet.”

But Clemson tied the score in the 66th minute when T.J. Casner found Manolo Sanchez at the far post for a header.

Charlotte regained the lead for good when Gibson converted a penalty kick for his first goal of the season and the 11th of his career in the 69th minute after his corner kick was handled in the area by a Clemson player.

The 49ers' clincher came when Giuseppe Gentile found Will Mayhew, who headed the ball to Parker at the near post, where he blasted the ball into the back of the net for his team-leading sixth goal of the season.

“Kyle Parker is a poise player, wonderful with the ball at his feet,” Langan said.  “He is a selfless player, but he is getting the goals that his play deserves.”

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