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Clausen Leads Panthers Past Guilford

Clausen Leads Panthers Past Guilford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team wrapped up the 2017 BSC Labor Day Classic with a shutout win on Saturday. Two second-half goals by senior forward Adam Clausen helped the Panthers defeat the Guilford Quakers 3-0 and improve to 2-0 on the season.

No team was able to break through in the first 45 minutes, but BSC turned up the heat on the Quakers in the second half. With just under 30 minutes to play, Clausen scored the first of his two goals. A lofted pass by freshman defender Matthew Lansdell found the feet of Clausen who beat the Guilard keeper with a well-placed shot into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Clausen found the net again in the 68th minute, this time off an assist from sophomore forward Jackson Lynn. Clausen's brace gives him five career goals.

The final goal of the game came from freshman forward Carson Shields. With just over two minutes remaining, freshman Will Gannaway's shot from inside the box was blocked by the Quaker goalkeeper. The ball rebounded back to Shields who quickly kicked the ball into the back of the net.

Shields' first career goal capped the scoring to finalize BSC's 3-0 victory.

BSC outshot Guilford 16-12 and junior keeper Galen Curry finished with seven saves.

The Panthers next match will be on the road at Huntingdon College on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 P.M.