Clemson wins NCCA men’s football title, defeats Washington 2-0
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Isaiah Reid scored twice, including a goal just 27 seconds into the game, and Clemson beat Washington 2-0 to win the NCAA College Cup championship on Sunday.
It was Clemson’s third national championship. The Tigers also won in 1984 and 1987.
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Washington goalie Sam Fowler was taken out of position and Reid easily scored his first moments in the game.
Reid scored again from a header in the 15th minute. Junior, Reid finished the season with nine goals, including two two-goal games.
Washington struggled in the final third after Clemson’s opening goal put the Huskies on their heels. Clemson goalie George Marks made two saves, including one in the dying minutes as Washington rushed to score.
The Tigers gathered to celebrate at the final whistle, and fans rushed onto the pitch in a flurry of confetti.
Clemson was playing his fifth national championship game. The last appearance was in 2015, when the Tigers fell to Stanford.
Clemson advanced on a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw with Notre Dame in the semifinals.
Washington, making their first-ever College Cup appearance, beat Georgetown 2-1 on Friday night at Wake Med Soccer Park to qualify.
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Clemson was the reigning ACC tournament champion, but fell to Duke in this year’s conference tournament semifinals.
Washington finished half a game behind Oregon State for the Pac-12 title. The Huskies have suffered only one loss in the regular season.
It was the second meeting between the two teams. The Huskies beat Clemson 4-1 in a neutral site game in 1996.
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