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Women’s Soccer Defeats Duke In NCAA Tournament

Nov. 11, 2000

CLEMSON, SC-Deliah Arrington scored early in the overtime period in lifting Clemson to a 2-1 win over Duke in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament at Clemson, SC Saturday night. The Lady Tigers advance to the NCAA’s round of 16 for the fourth time in the program’s seven year history. Clemson will play the winner of the Florida-Florida State match next Friday night, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.

With the win, Clemson improves to 18-2-1 overall, while Duke finished the season with a 14-8-1 record this season. The Lady Tigers only two losses this season have been to the Blue Devils, once in the regular season and once in the ACC Tournament. Clemson is ranked seventh by Soccer America and fifth in the NSCAA and SoccerTimes.com poll. Duke is ranked 15th by the NSCAA.

Clemson scored early in the first half at the 1:01 mark. Lindsay Browne tried to crossed the ball to the center, but Duke’s goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir deflected the ball back to Browne. She then sent a pass to Heather Beem. Beem sent a shot from six yards out to the center of the net. This was Beem’s sixth goal of the season, and Browne’s 11th assist of the year.

Duke tied the score at the 59:52 mark. Clemson’s defender Audria Lyons miscleared the ball in the box sending the ball into the air.. Duke’s Alison Sanders received the ball in the box and sent a shot from eight yards out to the left side of the goal. This was Sanders’ seventh goal of the year.

Julie Augustyniak played the ball from the left to Cindy Mullinix. Mullinix dribbles to the near post, drawing Duke goalkeeper Helgadottir from the goal. Mullinix then crosses the ball to Arrington, who finishes from close range. This was Arrington’s 11th goal of the year.

“I can’t say enough about Duke,” said Clemson Head Coach Ray Leone. “After having to play on Wednesday night, they came in here and played extremely hard. They are an excellent team and they deserve a great deal of credit. I thought our team showed great character and we’re very pleased to get past a very good Duke team.”

Scoring Clemson-Heather Beem (Lindsay Browne) 1:01 Duke-Alison Sanders (Unassisted) 59:52 Clemson-Deliah Arrington (Julie Augustyniak and Cindy Mullinix) 94:55

Shots: Clemson 11, Duke6 Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, Duke 5 Saves: Katie Carson (CU) 2 Thora Helgadottir (D) 2 Fouls: Clemson 12, Duke 11 Attendance: 1,570

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