CLEMSON, S.C. – The St. John’s University men’s soccer team led No. 6 Clemson University for more than 55 minutes and suffered a 2-1 loss at Historic Riggs Field Thursday.
Anthony Herbert scored the Red Storm’s lone goal, finding the back of the net for the first time as a Johnnie. Einar Lye recorded an assist.
Clemson, the top seed in last spring’s NCAA Division I Tournament, extended its home unbeaten streak to 26 games
The Red Storm took the ninth minute. Lye sent an in-swinging corner kick to Herbert, who jockeyed for position with his defender before leaping into the air and heading a ball past Clemson keeper George Marks.
About an hour into the game, Clemson stepped up its pressure in the attacking third. The Tigers broke through with an Isaiah Reid equalizer in the 66th minute before Hamady Diop made it a 2-1 contest in the 77th minute. James Brighton assisted on the first Clemson tally.
St. John’s welcomes UAlbany to Belson Stadium for its home opener Monday night.