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Clemson Falls to Top-Ranked Virginia in ACC Semifinals

Clemson Falls to Top-Ranked Virginia in ACC Semifinals

CARY, N.C. – The No. 4- seed Clemson women’s soccer team (13-4-1) lost in the semifinals of the 2015 ACC Tournament to No. 1-seed Virginia (16-1-1), the nation’s top-ranked team, by a final score of 5-0 Friday night at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

The Tigers held Virginia scoreless in the first half, despite the Cavaliers leading in shots, 7-3, and corner kicks, 8-0. Clemson took three shots in the first half, including one on target by junior midfielder Katie Sprouse. Junior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan recorded one save in the half.

In the second half, Virginia’s offense took over, accumulating eleven shots in the half, and finding the back of the net five times despite five saves by Sheridan.

Clemson now waits to find out their NCAA Tournament fate, which will be announced in the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Head Coach Eddie Radwanski’s comments on the game:

“I have to congratulate Virginia; the better team won tonight. I was pleased that we reached halftime tied. I felt our kids had some nerves going on and once we made it to halftime, I thought the nerves would settle down a little bit. We didn’t seem to settle down and Virginia kept the pressure on us. We conceded a couple of goals that we usually don’t, but those things happen.”

On the NCAA Tournament:

“I would be very happy to play a home game this year, after we had to travel for the first round last year. The opportunity to play at Historic Riggs Field in postseason play would be awesome, and is something we have been working for all season.”

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