CLEMSON, S.C. – Thanks to five goals by five different players in the first half, and a hat trick by senior Catrina Atanda for the match, the 13th-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Presbyterian College 9-0 on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 7-2 on the season, while the Blue Hose fell to 2-6.
Five different players scored in the first half for the Tigers, starting with Atanda in the seventh minute. Senior Jenna Polonsky, junior Shannon Horgan, senior Allie Kington and sophomore Patrice DiPasquale also scored in the first half. It was the first goal of the season for both Kington and DiPasquale. Sophomore Sam Staab assisted on two of the first-half goals.
Atanda scored twice in the first six minutes of the second half to complete the hat trick. She now leads the Tigers in scoring with eight goals and 16 points on the season. In the 80th minute, sophomore Ellen Colborn scored a beautiful goal, for her first career goal as a Tiger, and senior Tori Andreski capped off the day’s scoring with a goal in the 88th minute.
Senior Kailen Sheridan and freshman Sandy MacIver combined for the shutout against the Blue Hose, with Sheridan picking up the start and the win. MacIver played the final 66 minutes of the match and tallied two saves.
The Tigers host two conference teams next week, Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and North Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Admission is free to both matches at Historic Riggs Field.
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