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Clemson to Face Florida State in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Eight

Clemson to Face Florida State in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Eight

Nov. 22, 2006

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CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson women’s soccer team will play at Florida State in Tallahassee, FL on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Eight.

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Clemson has a 11-7-5 record overall this season. The Lady Tigers are ranked 21st by the NSCAA and 25th by Soccer America. In the soccerbuzz.com poll, Clemson is ranked 23rd.

Florida State has a 17-3-4 record overall and the Seminoles are ranked fifth by the NSCAA and soccerbuzz.com polls. In the Soccer America listing, Florida State is ranked seventh.

Meghan Smith and Julie Bolt both have five goals and five assists for 15 points each to lead the Lady Tigers.

Clemson first fielded a women’s soccer team in 1994 and has been to the NCAA Tournament every season since 1994 for a total of 13 times. The Lady Tigers have been to the NCAA Final 16 six times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006). Clemson has also been to the NCAA Final Eight four times (1997, 1999, and 2000, 2006).

Ashley Phillips, Clemson’s goalkeeper, has 114 saves this season and has nine solo shutouts and a 0.92 goals allowed average.

Clemson has an 8-11-5 record in the NCAA Tournament since Clemson first fielded a women’s soccer team in 1994.

This season, Clemson has tied all three NCAA Tournament matches and has scored only one goal in these three matches. The Lady Tigers have won the penalty kick round in all three matches to advance to the NCAA Final Eight. The Lady Tigers have tied Vanderbilt (1-1), Oklahoma State (0-0), and Stanford (0-0) in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

This will be the 17th meeting between Clemson and Florida State in women’s soccer. The series is tied 7-7-2. This match also marks the third meeting between these two schools in NCAA Tournament action with the Lady Tigers winning the previous two at Riggs Field in Clemson, SC 2-0 in 2000 and 1-0 in 2001. The Seminoles and Clemson played to a scoreless tie in Tallahassee on October 27 this season. Florida State was ranked sixth at that time.

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