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Daniel Haber scored Clemson’s second goal against Washington on Tuesday
Clemson defeated Washington 2-0 to lift the NCCA men’s soccer title.
Daniel Haber scored the game’s first goal just before half-time and added the game’s second just four minutes after the break.
Terance Toliver scored a spectacular goal to put Clemson 2-0 up with just three minutes of normal time remaining.
Washington, who had lost just one match since November, had numerous scoring chances.
But Taylor Mitchell tipped James Strohacker’s deflected shot on to the crossbar before Cam Ma’ideon saw his effort saved by Robert Lowery.
Clemson, with a squad ranked fourth in the country, defeated Miami 2-1 in their semi-final round, before beating Dallas 1-0 in their final group stage match.
Washington finished atop Group B and edged out New Mexico on goal difference to qualify for the round of 16.
Their match against Clemson was their first at the NCAA Championship.
“This is the best feeling that I’ve ever had playing college soccer,” said Haber, who scored twice against New Mexico.
“They were super hard fought matches the whole way up until the end, but this one’s going to sink in.
“It’s just the greatest feeling in the world.”