GREER, S.C. — Mike Noonan felt good about the way his Clemson men’s soccer team played in defeating Wofford on Thursday night. He felt even better about the money they raised to fight cancer.
The Tigers beat the Terriers 3-0 in an exhibition match at the MESA Soccer Complex. The contest was designated as a Red Card Cancer match, and the teams combined to raise more $6,000.
“It was a good match for both teams,” said Noonan, Clemson’s head coach. “Tonight everyone was a winner as over $6,000 dollars was raised in the fight against cancer. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this effort.
Alex Stockinger, Paul Clowes and Thales De Mello Moreno scored goals for Clemson.
For the Red Card Cancer event, fans could make a one-time donation, a pledge per goal, corner kick or penalty kick, or make a donation at the event.
Clemson will continue the initiative throughout their season with the Clemson Red Card Cancer Goal Club where fans can pledge a donation per Clemson goal.
“Cancer has affected my life personally and professionally,” Noonan said. “The soccer community has come together to help defeat one of our greatest health opponents. Clemson Men’s Soccer’s Red Card Cancer initiatives are a great and fun way to stay in touch and participate with our team’s progress while simultaneously assisting a great cause.”
More information is available on Red Card Cancer at http://www.redcardcancer.org/pages/about-us.html.
The Tigers will open the 2013 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when they host Mercer at Historic Riggs Field.