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Aug 26, 2018

Tigers Dominate Hoosiers in Home Opener Sunday

BOX SCORE

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team dominated Indiana, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field in the regular season home opener, thanks to two goals apiece by sophomore Mariana Speckmaier and redshirt senior Miranda Weslake. With the win, the Tigers improved to 2-2 on the young season, while Indiana slipped to 1-1-1.

HOW IT WAS DECIDED

Weslake’s first goal of the match, the Tigers’ third, was ultimately the game-winner for Clemson. The Beaufort, S.C. native carried the ball into the 18-yard box, pulling the Hoosiers’ keeper off her line. She ripped a shot that was stopped by the keeper, but deflected back to Weslake, who passed the ball back to redshirt freshman Courtney Jones. With the keeper out of the goal, Jones put a shot on target that was saved by the foot of an Indiana defender. Weslake was there for the put-back, burying the ball into an open net.

OF NOTE

  • Speckmaier netted the Tigers’ first two goals of the day, the first on a pretty 25-yard shot that was assisted by sophomore Kimber Haley, and the second on a penalty kick after she was taken down in the box by an Indiana player.
  • It was Speckmaier’s second-career multi-goal game, as she scored a hat trick in her first career collegiate game in a win over SIUE in Bloomington, Ind. on Aug. 18, 2017.
  • Speckmaier assisted on Weslake’s second goal, giving the sophomore forward five points on the day.
  • The two goals against the Hoosiers marked the first-career multi-goal game for Weslake, who, with three goals through four matches, has already surpassed her season goal production of two goals from the 2017 season.
  • Offensively, Clemson outshot the Hoosiers 21-17, including 12-8 in shots on goal, in the match.
  • Sophomore keeper Maddie Weber posted a career-high six saves in her fourth match of the season.
  • Redshirt freshman Haley Schueppert earned her first collegiate start after seeing her first career action on Thursday, Aug. 23 at South Carolina.
  • Sunday’s match marked the first time the Tigers have scored four goals in a single match since Aug. 27, 2017, a 4-0 victory on the road at UNC Greensboro.

UP NEXT
The Tigers next match is Friday, Aug. 31 when they host Villanova as part of Clemson Football and Clemson Athletics’ First Friday celebration. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field, and admission is free.

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