Clemson won its 14th ACC men’s soccer tournament title on Sunday with a 2-1, double-overtime victory against Louisville in Cary, N.C.
USC could not follow suit as Old Dominion beat the Gamecocks, 2-1, in the Conference USA final in Norfolk, Va.
For Clemson, senior Ara Amirkhanian scored the game-winner in the 104th minute, his second goal of the season. Diego Campos and Bobby Belair assisted on the goal off a corner kick.
Clemson’s Paul Clowes, the tournament MVP, sent the game into overtime with an equalizer three seconds from time. Clemson is 11-6-3 heading into the NCAA tournament.
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USC (10-10) trailed 2-0 with eight minutes to play when Jeffrey Torda scored off a pass from Wesley Eads. Mikkel Knudsen’s effort at an equalizer in the 85th was denied by the right post. ...
At Greensboro, N.C., Coastal Carolina beat Radford, 1-0, to win the Big South title and earn an NCAA tournament bid.
College women’s basketball
Clemson tops Troy
— At Clemson, freshman Cha’nelle Perry had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Tigers (2-0) past Troy, 82-73. ... Benedict scored the first eight points in overtime to pull away from Georgia Regents for a 93-82 victory in its season-opener. London Richards scored six of her game-high 24 points in the extra period.
North Greenville gets bowl game
— Following its 34-14 victory this weekend against Newberry, North Greenville was invited to the NCCAA Victory Bowl in Rome, Ga. The Crusaders will play Shorter at noon on Saturday.
Auburn nips USC
— Auburn topped South Carolina (15-12, 5-9 SEC), 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 24-26, 15-9) on Senior Day. KoKo Atoa-Williams had 18 kills and 10 digs for USC. ... At Clemson, the Tigers (18-11, 6-9 ACC) topped N.C. State, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20). Kristin Faust had 18 kills.
Federer misses ATP final
— At London, Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals with back problems less than one hour before his title match with Novak Djokovic, handing a third consecutive title to the top-ranked Serb. The 17-time Grand Slam champion saved four match points in his semifinal win over Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka in a match that lasted almost three hours.
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