After struggling to score since the first match of the season, Maryland freshman John Garvey figured maybe a change in uniform number would help break his unlucky streak.

Last week, Garvey decided to give No. 16 a try, considering numbers 23 and 13 hadn't helped. Yesterday in College Park, Garvey scored 8:52 into overtime as the Terrapins upset eighth-ranked Clemson, 1-0, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

"He's done everything well, except put the ball in the net. He's needed to do that for some time," Maryland Coach Alden Shattuck said. "He told me last week that maybe this {No. 16} is the right number to wear."

It was the first time Maryland has beaten the Tigers since 1971. Clemson had won 14 of the last 15 games (there was a tie in 1976).

The Terrapins are 8-5-3, 3-2-1 in the ACC. The Tigers are 12-3-1, 1-3-1.

With the win, Maryland clinched third place in the ACC, heading into the first conference tournament, Nov. 5-8 at Duke. The winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Clemson outshot Maryland, 17-11, and had more corner kicks, 10-2, but was unable to put the ball past Terrapins goalkeeper Dom Macina, who made 12 saves.

Senior David Kasper set up Garvey's goal when he pushed the ball into Tigers territory and found Garvey breaking in on the left wing. Garvey's initial shot was blocked by Clemson goalkeeper Roberto Marinaro, but he nudged the rebound just inside the left post from 10 yards.

"It was a great ball from Dave. The goalie made a nice stop, but I toed it forward with my right foot and it snuck in," Garvey said.

The Tigers, led by all-America Bruce Murray, had many scoring chances in the second half. Murray, who is from Germantown, Md., and Churchill High School, was robbed of a goal when Macina punched away his 10-yard shot.

"It was important that we withstood their pressure to stay in the game," Shattuck said. "You have to learn how to absorb it and put some pressure on yourself."

George Mason 1, William and Mary 0:

Mark Pulisic scored the winning goal at the 57:12 mark in Williamsburg. George Mason is 11-4-3. William and Mary is 13-2-2.

Navy 2, Maryland-Baltimore County 0:

Sophomore midfielder Hal Zabrowski, Navy's leading scorer, had one goal and Leon Wilson scored the other to lead the Midshipmen to victory in Annapolis.