November 15, 1998
CLEMSON, S.C. – Jennifer Crawford scored one goal and assisted on the other in leading Clemson to a 2-0 win over Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers improve their record 16-6 overall, while Vanderbilt ends its season with a 17-6 record overall. The 16 wins is the most by a Clemson team in the history of the program. Clemson is ranked 11th by Soccer America and 12th in the NSCAA poll. Vanderbilt is ranked 17th by Soccer America and 11th in the NSCAA poll.
Jennifer Craword scored Clemson’s first goal at the 24:25 mark. Nancy Augustyniak stole the ball and passed to Beth Keller. Keller sent the ball to Jennifer Crawford creating a one-on-one situation with Vanderbilt’s goalkeeper Lauren Whitt. Crawford beat Whitt and sent a shot into the goal near the right post. Crawford now has seven goals. Sara Burkett scored the Lady Tigers’ second goal at the 27:31 mark. After a flury in front of the goal, Crawford knocked the ball to Burkett while she was on the ground. Burkett rifled a shot from eight yards out in the upper right corner of the goal. Burkett now has 16 goals this season.
Clemson limited Vanderbilt to only one shot in the second half. Vanderbilt’s best chance to score came with eight minutes left in the game when Kim Szurovy’s shot hit the crossbar.
Clemson advances to the round of 16 and will meet Penn State next weekend. Penn State is seeded seventh in the NCAA Tournament. Penn State defeated Indiana 2-1 today.
“We respect Vanderbilt and our goal was to keep pressure on Vanderbilt’s Asta Helgadottir,” said Clemson Head Coach Tracey Leone. “We were able to get the job done today.”
“I give credit to Clemson as they were the better side today,” said Vanderbilt Head Coach Ken McDonald. “They came at us after the first whistle and kept up the pressure even after they scored.”
CLEMSON 2, VANDEBILT 0
1. Clemson–Jennifer Crawford (N. Augustyniak, Keller) 24:25 2. Clemson–Sara Burkett (Crawford) 27:31
Shots: Clemson 12, Vanderbilt 4 Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Vanderbilt 3 Saves: Katie Carson (C) 0, Lauren Whitt (V) 2 Fouls: Clemson 18, Vanderbilt 11 Attendance: 710
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