CLEMSON, S.C. – Three seniors scored four goals in 13th-ranked Clemson’s 4-1 victory over High Point on Friday afternoon as part of a First Friday doubleheader at Historic Riggs Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Panthers fell to 3-3-1.
Senior Emily Byorth opened up the scoring in the 12th minute with her first goal of the season, a header into the left side. Junior Shannon Horgan picked up the assist on the play after placing her corner kick perfectly at the left post for Byorth. In the 33rd minute, senior Catrina Atanda added to the Tigers’ lead when she converted on a penalty kick. Redshirt sophomore Miranda Weslake was taken down in the box by the High Point keeper, resulting in the PK. Atanda netted her second goal of the game, and fifth of the season, five minutes later when she stole the ball from a Panther defender and chipped a diagonal shot into the net from six yards.
In the second half, Becca Rolfe put High Point on the board in the 59th minute, and then senior Claire Wagner scored on a free kick in the 70th to give Clemson a 4-1 lead, and provide the final margin.
The Tigers have less than 48 hours rest, as they return to the pitch Sunday, Sept. 11 to host Nebraska at noon at Historic Riggs Field. Admission is free for the match.
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