NEWTON, Mass. – The Clemson women’s soccer team earned its third straight road victory as it shut out No. 19 Boston College 1-0 in a quarterfinal match of the ACC Tournament on Sunday afternoon in Newton, Mass. With the win, the Tigers earned a spot in next Friday’s ACC Semifinals and improved to 12-7 overall while the Eagles fell to 14-4-1 overall.
HOW IT WAS DECIDEDIn the 19th minute of play, senior defender Sam Staab handled a throw-in in the near corner, which she put at the feet of freshman midfielder Brooke Power. Power took one touch and sent the ball back to Staab. Staab gave the ball right back to Power, who crossed it into the middle of the six-yard box where sophomore forward Mariana Speckmaier finished with a header past the Boston College keeper to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead, which they did not relinquish.
UP NEXTWith the win, the Tigers advance to the ACC Semifinals to take on No. 1-seed and third-ranked North Carolina. The match will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The winner will advance to face the winner of the semifinal contest between Florida State and Virginia in the ACC championship match slated for Sunday, Nov. 4 at noon.
HEAD COACH EDDIE RADWANSKI QUOTE
“This was another great win on the road by our team today. The girls came out determined and focused right from the opening whistle and I was pleased with our play in the first half. We had most of the possession, created chances, and honestly, should have scored a few more goals. Having a lead on the road at halftime is a positive. We knew BC would throw everything at us in second half and we did a great job managing the game. Our team defense was solid and resolute, and we were able to shut out a good attacking team like BC on their home field, after they were undefeated at home throughout the entire regular season. We are excited to advance to the ACC Championship Semifinals and head to Cary, N.C. next week!”
FINAL | #Clemson 1, No. 19 Boston College 0 pic.twitter.com/CvpcUP8JRa— Clemson Women's Soccer (@clemsonwsoccer) October 28, 2018
FINAL | #Clemson 1, No. 19 Boston College 0 pic.twitter.com/CvpcUP8JRa
— Clemson Women's Soccer (@clemsonwsoccer) October 28, 2018