Soccer

Clemson beats Syracuse on penalty kicks, advances to NCAA men's soccer championship

  • Clemson forward Diego Campos (9) is pressured by Syracuse defender Liam Callahan (4) and midfielder Julian Buescher (10) in the first half of an NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    Clemson forward Diego Campos (9) is pressured by Syracuse defender Liam Callahan (4) and midfielder Julian Buescher (10) in the first half of an NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson defender Kyle Fisher (2) heads the ball as Syracuse forward Ben Polk (7) defends in the first half of the NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    Clemson defender Kyle Fisher (2) heads the ball as Syracuse forward Ben Polk (7) defends in the first half of the NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson midfielder Paul Clowes (6) and Syracuse midfielder Julian Buescher (10) go up for the ball in the first half of an NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    Clemson midfielder Paul Clowes (6) and Syracuse midfielder Julian Buescher (10) go up for the ball in the first half of an NCAA College Cup soccer match, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)  (The Associated Press)

Goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made eight saves between regulation and overtime and T.J. Casner scored Clemson's fourth-straight penalty kick to outlast sixth-seeded Syracuse 4-1 on penalty kicks Friday night in the NCAA College Cup semifinals.

After the teams finished overtime tied 0-0, Clemson scored on each of its penalty kick attempts, getting goals from Imam Mafi, Michael Melvin and Thales Moreno before Casner ended it. Julian Buescher had Syracuse's only conversion.

The Orange had eight shots in the second half, requiring four saves from Tarbell. He made a season-high seven saves in regulation and had one more during the two 10-minue overtime sessions.