Sept. 28, 2007
Clemson, SC – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team will play host to eighth-ranked Boston College on Sunday afternoon at Riggs Field. The contest, which will begin at 1:00 p.m., is designated as a Solid Orange event and admission is free to all fans.
The Lady Tigers have an 8-1 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, most recently defeating Maryland 1-0 on Friday evening at Riggs Field. The double-overtime game ended when junior defender Molly Johnson headed in the game-winning goal in the 106th minute of play off an assist from Elizabeth Jobe on a free kick.
Senior All-American Ashley Phillips continues to be impressive in goal for Clemson. In over 620 minutes of play, Phillips has given up just one goal for a 0.15 goals-against average. She has recorded 28 saves and a 0.966 save percentage in eight matches for the Lady Tigers. Her save percentage ranks third among NCAA Division I goalkeepers and her goals-against average ranks fifth nationally.
Sophomore midfielder Molly Franklin leads the Lady Tigers in points with 12, having recorded two goals and eight assists through nine matches. Freshman Samantha Fortier and senior Nuria Zufia lead Clemson in goals with four apiece, while red-shirt senior Courtney Foster has three goals and four assists on the season.
Boston College is ranked eighth in the nation by Soccer America. The Eagles have a 7-0-1 overall record, most recently defeating Northeastern by a score of 3-0 on September 21. Sunday’s match will be Boston College’s first league contest of the season. The Eagles are led in scoring by junior midfielder Caitlin Hiler with three goals and one assist for seven points. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Buonomo has allowed only one goal in 695 minutes of play and has recorded six solo shutouts for the Eagles.
Clemson is 1-2-0 in the two-year-old series against Boston College. Last season, the Lady Tigers suffered a 3-0 loss to the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, MA during the regular season. Clemson avenged the loss in the postseason with a 2-1 victory over BC in the 2006 ACC Tournament in Cary, NC. In that contest, current juniors Julie Bolt and Meghan Smith scored goals for the Lady Tigers.
Live statistics for the Clemson vs. Boston College match will be available on www.clemsontigers.com. The statistics can be accessed by selecting the corresponding Gametracker link in the schedule window on www.clemsontigers.com.
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