Oct. 17, 2007
Clemson, SC – The Lady Tiger soccer team will play its fourth straight road game in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday afternoon against N.C. State in Raleigh, NC. The game between 20th-ranked Clemson and N.C. State is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Method Road on the Wolfpacks’ campus.
The Lady Tigers have an 8-2-3 overall record and a 1-1-3 mark in the ACC. Last week, Clemson played to 1-1 double-overtime ties against Virginia Tech and third-ranked Virginia on the road. Red-shirt senior midfielder Courtney Foster scored the lone goal for Clemson against the Hokies, while senior forward Nuria Zufia netted the Lady Tiger goal against the Cavaliers.
Foster and sophomore midfielder Molly Franklin have 12 points each on the season to lead Clemson in scoring. Foster has four goals and four assists, while Franklin has two goals and an ACC-leading eight assists. Zufia leads the Lady Tigers in goals with five on the season.
Goalkeeper Ashley Phillips has 48 saves and has allowed only six goals in 1040 minutes in goal. The senior has a 0.889 save percentage and a 0.52 goals-against average through the 12 games she has played. Phillips is just 20 saves shy of breaking the Clemson career record of 305 saves set by fellow All-American Katie Carson from 1998-2001.
N.C. State has a 5-6-2 overall record and is 0-5 in conference play. The Wolfpack fell to Virginia 3-0 and Virginia Tech 4-1 last week. Lindsay Vera leads N.C. State with six goals for 12 points. Goalkeeper Sydney Little has 46 saves and has allowed 15 goals in the Wolfpacks’ 13 games.
The Lady Tigers lead the series against the Wolfpack with a 12-2-3 record all-time and are 5-1-1 in games played on the road against N.C. State. Clemson has won seven straight games in the series, which began in 1994. In 2006, the Lady Tigers defeated N.C. State in overtime at Riggs Field by a score of 1-0. Molly Franklin scored an unassisted goal just 25 seconds into the first overtime period to give Clemson the victory.
Live statistics for the Clemson vs. N.C. State game will be available on N.C. State’s official athletic site and can be accessed by selecting the corresponding Live Stats link in the schedule window on www.clemsontigers.com.
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