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Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to #4 Duke 2-0 Sunday at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to #4 Duke 2-0 Sunday at Historic Riggs Field

Sept. 25, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to fourth-ranked Duke on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field by a score of 2-0. The loss evens the Tigers’ record at 5-5 overall (0-3 ACC), while the Blue Devils improve to 11-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

“Before the game, we talked about making a conscious effort to come out and play with a competitive spirit, and I am proud of the fact that we did that today,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanksi. “Duke is a very good team, and you can see why they are ranked in the top five in the nation, but we were a lot more organized today. Victories do not always equate to wins and losses, sometimes you look for the intangibles, and today was a good step forward. I am a big proponent of always playing with heart, and we certainly did that today. If we come out with that type of effort and combativeness, we have a chance to be in every game.”

Duke scored the only goal of the first half at the 12:12 mark. Gilda Doria sent a corner kick from the left side to the far side of the box. Nicole Lipp headed the ball from 10 yards out into the back left corner of the net to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead, which they took into halftime.

Laura Weinberg netted Duke’s second goal of the game at the 74:33 mark. Weinberg chased down a ball near the endline on the right side and dribbled to the top right corner of the 18-yard box, where she launched a shot into the left side of the net.

For the game, Duke took 22 shots and had nine corner kicks, while Clemson took two shots and had three corner kicks. There were eight fouls called on the Tigers and seven on the Blue Devils in the contest. Sophomore keeper Morgan Hert posted six saves in goal for Clemson, while Tara Campbell recorded one for Duke.

Clemson will play host to #11 Maryland and #13 Boston College next week. The Tigers will face the Terrapins on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM and the Eagles on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field.

Clemson 0, #4 Duke 2

Game Summary Duke – Lipp (from Doria) 12:12 Duke – Weinberg (unassisted) 74:33 Saves – Hert (CU) 6, Campbell (DU) 1 Shots – Clemson 2, Duke 22 Corner Kicks – Clemson 3, Duke 9 Fouls – Clemson 8, Duke 7

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