Tallahassee, Fla. – The Clemson women’s soccer team dropped its regular-season finale by a 0-2 scoreline to the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. The match was Clemson’s fourth, ranked opponent in the 2020 fall season as they move to 6-3-0 overall with a 5-3-0 record within conference play.
“Playing Florida State on their home field is always a difficult affair,” said 10th-year head coach Eddie Radwanski. “This was a good game for us. I was pleased with our attitude and commitment from the team and couldn’t ask for anything more from them in terms of that.”
The first half of play remained silent as both sides were unable to find the back of the net. Florida State tallied three shots in the first half which led to two diving saves made by freshman netminder Halle Mackiewicz who received her second career start in a Clemson uniform. In her first season representing the Tigers, both of Mackiewicz’s starts have come in ranked matches as her first appearance came against No. 11 Duke back in October.
The second half kept the same defensive style of play as the sides went back and forth on possession and chances generated. It took until the 78th minute for the silence to be broken as Florida State notched the first goal of the game off the foot of Jody Brown. The Seminoles added on in the final minute of action as Brown tallied her second goal of the match.
Mackiewicz closed out the evening with a season-high eight saves, the second-highest mark recorded by a Clemson goalkeeper in 2020.
The Tigers’ next set of action will come in the form of the ACC Tournament after they secured a spot with its 2-1 overtime win against Pitt on Thursday.