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Clemson Women’s Soccer Team to Play Fourth Straight Road Game Thursday at NC State

Clemson Women’s Soccer Team to Play Fourth Straight Road Game Thursday at NC State

Oct. 19, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team will travel to Raleigh, NC on Thursday to face NC State in what will be the Tigers’ fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road game. The contest between the Tigers and Wolfpack will kick off at 7:00 PM at Dail Soccer Stadium.

Clemson is coming off of a road trip through the state of Virginia in which it suffered 3-0 losses to Virginia Tech and eighth-ranked Virginia to fall to 5-10 overall and 0-8 in ACC play. Of the team’s eight ACC losses, six are to teams ranked 11th or higher in the national poll.

Junior forward Maddy Elder is the team leader in scoring with 17 points on six goals and five assists. Freshman forward Liska Dobberstein is tied with Elder for the team lead in goals scored with six, and also has four assists for 16 total points. Sophomore midfielder Vanessa Laxgang ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and one assist for nine points.

Sophomore keepers Lauren Arnold and Morgan Hert have combined to play all 1380 minutes in goal for the Tigers in 2011. Arnold has posted 30 saves and given up 18 goals in 991 minutes and Hert has tallied 19 saves and allowed 14 goals in 389 minutes in the net.

NC State has a 9-6-2 overall record and a 0-5-2 mark in league play. The Wolfpack is coming off of losses to Virginia (1-0, overtime) and Virginia Tech (1-0) at home last week. Stephanie Bronson has six goals and two assists for 14 points to lead NC State in scoring. Kim Kern has played 1559 minutes in goal for the Wolfpack, recording 80 saves and allowing 19 goals on the year.

Clemson leads the overall series against NC State with a 13-4-4 all-time record, and the Tigers have a 5-2-2 advantage in games played in Raleigh. The Wolfpack has won the previous two meetings between the teams, a 2-1 victory on October 1, 2009 in Raleigh, and a 1-0 win on September 23, 2010 at Historic Riggs Field.

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