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Aug 31, 2018

Tigers Prevail Over Wildcats on First Friday

Box Score

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team was dominant offensively, outshooting Villanova 17-2 in the match and coming away with a 1-0 victory on First Friday night at Historic Riggs Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 3-2, while the Wildcats slipped to 3-2.

HOW IT WAS DECIDED
In the 68th minute, redshirt senior Miranda Weslake sent a long cross into the box from the left side. The Villanova keeper tried to stop it but could not, and after the ball deflected off the cross bar, sophomore Marianna Speckmaier was in the perfect position to head it into the net from close range.

OF NOTE

  • The Tigers outshot the Wildcats 17-2, including 9-1 in shots on goal. Both Villanova shots were in the first half, therefore the Clemson defense held the Wildcats without a shot for the entire second half.
  • Speckmaier now has three goals on the season, and is tied with Weslake, for the team lead in that category.
  • Speckmaier and Weslake are also tied for the team lead in scoring, with seven points apiece, both on three goals and one assist.
  • Junior Sandy MacIver started her first match in goal of the 2018 campaign, after returning from France where she represented England’s women’s national team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • MacIver posted one save and picked up her first solo shutout of the season, and the seventh of her Clemson career.
  • A great crowd of 3,118 fans were in attendance for the First Friday contest at Historic Riggs Field.

UP NEXT
The Tigers travel to Spartanburg, S.C. on Sunday, Sept. 2 to take on the Wofford Terriers. The match is slated to start at 6 p.m.

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