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Women’s Soccer Defeats N.C. and Virginia

November 7, 1998

CLEMSON DEFEATS N.C. IN FIRST ROUND OF ACC TOURNAMENT— Beth Keller registered three goals in the first half to lead third-seeded Clemson to a 4-1 victory over six-seeded N.C. State in the quarterfinal match of the Atlantic Coast conference Women’s Soccer Tournament at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. With the hat trick, Keller tied the ACC Tournament’s single game record for goals and points. The second-team All-ACC player scored the first two goals of the match booting in a 15-yard shot off the pass from Sheri Bueter at the 9:04 mark, then knocking in a header off of a free kick from Diane Akin at the 38:33 mark. N.C. State’s Kelly Blaggie retaliated just two minutes later with a goal from the top of the box to pull the Wolfpack within one goal. But Keller intercepted a pass and connected on a 25-yarder to put the 14th-ranked Lady Tigers up 3-1 entering the half. Bueter completed Clemson’s scoring effort with a 10-yard shot off a rebound at the 61:59 mark.

CLEMSON 4, N.C. STATE 1

Scoring1. Clemson--Beth Keller (Bueter) 9:042. Clemson--Beth Keller (Akin) 38:333. N.C. State--Kelly Blaggie (Boggs) 40:23 4. Clemson--Beth Keller (Unassisted) 43:29 5. Clemson--Sheri Bueter (Unassisted) 61:59 
Shots:          Clemson     19      N.C. State      8Corner Kicks:   Clemson      8      N.C. State      5Saves:          Carson (C)   3      Marino (NCS)    4Fouls:          Clemson     10      N.C. State      8

CLEMSON DEFEATS VIRGINIA IN ACC SEMIFINALS–Clemson’s Beth Keller booted in two goals in leading third-seeded Clemson to a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Virginia in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando FL. After a three-goal performance in Thursday’s quarterfinal match against N.C. State Keller knocked in a 15-yarder at the 26:35 mark to put Clemson up 1-0. She then added her second goal of the night and fifth of the tournament at the 77:48 mark as she lofted a 20-yarder over the head of Virginia goalkeeper Meghan Boehm off the pass from Sara Burkett. The Cavaliers got on the board late in the match on a 10-yard shot by Katie Tracy after receiving the cross from Laura Gaworecki.

Clemson 2 Virginia 1

Scoring

1. Clemson--        Beth Keller (Unassisted) 26:36 2. Clemson--        Beth Keller (Burkett)3. Virginia--       Tracy (Gaworecki/Borski) 89:44 
Shots:          Clemson     13      Virginia        18Corner Kicks:   Clemson      4      Virginia         7Saves:          Carson (C)   8      Boehm (V)        6Fouls:          Clemson     13      Virginia        11

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