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Sep 07, 2018

Tigers Battle Down to the Wire Against West Virginia on Friday

BOX SCORE

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team came up just short against West Virginia on Friday night at Historic Riggs Field as the Mountaineers scored a late goal to take home a 2-1 win. With the loss the Tigers dropped to 4-3-0, while West Virginia improved to 2-2-3.

HOW IT WAS DECIDED
Following a yellow card against the Tigers at midfield in the 80th minute, Rylee Foster took the free kick on the set piece for the Mountaineers, sending the ball into the box to find the head of Hannah Abraham to give West Virginia a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

OF NOTE

  • Redshirt senior Miranda Weslake scored her fourth goal of the season to tie the match at 1-1 in the 68th minute, a close-range header on a beautiful cross from senior Sam Staab on the left flank.
  • Weslake is now tied for the team lead, with sophomore Mariana Speckmaier, in goals (4) and scoring (9 points).
  • With the assist, Staab now has 24 assists for her Clemson career, and moves into sole possession of sixth place on Clemson’s career list in that category.
  • Junior keeper Sandy MacIver posted four saves on the night against the West Virginia attack.

UP NEXT
Clemson hosts the Liberty Flames on Sunday, Sept. 9, for just the second meeting all-time between the two programs. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.

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