Oct. 14, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Lady Tiger soccer team played third-ranked Virginia to a 1-1 tie in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, VA. The 19th-ranked Lady Tigers are now 8-2-3 overall and 1-1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Cavaliers have a 9-1-4 overall record and a 3-0-3 league mark.
Clemson has now reached double overtime in four of its last five games and has a 1-0-3 record in those four contests. The Lady Tigers defeated Maryland 1-0 in double overtime and then tied #7 Boston College 0-0, Virginia Tech 1-1 and #3 Virginia 1-1.
Lady Tiger senior goalkeeper Ashley Phillips recorded seven saves against the aggressive Virginia offense, which took 25 shots to Clemson’s five. Corner kicks were seven to two in favor of Virginia.
Senior Nuria Zufia put the Lady Tigers on the board first less than four minutes into the second half. Senior Elizabeth Jobe crossed the ball to the left side of the goal where Zufia was able to head the ball into the net past Virginia goalkeeper Chantel Jones at the 48:22 mark. The goal was Zufia’s fifth of the season, while the assist was Jobe’s second.
Virginia tied the game at 1-1 at the 61:28 mark when Clemson was called for a foul just outside of the top of the box. The Cavaliers’ Shannon Foley sent the free kick from 20 yards into the top left corner of the net, out of the reach of Clemson’s Phillips.
“I was happy with the way that we executed in the first half and were able to get on the board first early in the second half,” said Head Coach Todd Bramble. “To Virginia’s credit, they took the game over from there and we just could not wrestle the momentum back in our favor.”
“A lot of credit goes to our team for the character they showed defending against Virginia,” he added. “We gave a good effort today and it’s certainly acceptable to get this result on the road against the third-ranked team in the nation.”
The Lady Tigers will travel to Raleigh, NC on Thursday, October 18 to face N.C. State in a 4:00 p.m. contest at Method Road on the Wolfpacks’ campus. The game will be the fourth consecutive conference road match for Clemson before it returns home on Sunday, October 21 to play host to Wake Forest at 2:00 p.m. at Riggs Field.
Game Summary Goals: Clemson – Zufia (from Jobe) 48:22 Virginia – Foley (unassisted) 61:28 Saves: Phillips (CU) 7, Jones (UVA) 0 Shots: Clemson 5, Virginia 25 Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, Virginia 7 Fouls: Clemson 9, Virginia 6
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