Sept. 29, 2001
CLEMSON, SC – Lindsay Browne scored three goals, and teammate Paige Ledford scored one goal and had one assist in leading 12th ranked Clemson to a 4-0 win over 11th ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer match at Clemson, SC Saturday night. Deliah Arrington finished the contest with two assists for the Lady Tigers.
With the win, Clemson is now 5-1 overall, 1-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls to 4-2-1 overall, 1-1 in league play. Virginia is ranked 11th in the latest Soccer America poll and 14th in the latest NSCAA poll. Clemson is ranked 12th by Soccer America and 15th by the NSCAA poll.
Clemson has won five straight matches over Virginia and has an 8-3 lead in the overall series.
After a scoreless first half, Clemson scored early in the second half at the 46:32 mark. Leigh Clark crossed the ball from the left to Paige Ledford. Ledford sent a diagonal shot into the left corner of the open goal. This was Ledford’s fifth goal of the season. The Lady Tigers scored again at the 64:13 mark. Paige Ledford sent the ball to Browne at the top of the box. Browne sent an 18-yard shot into the right wall of the net.
Clemson scored its third goal of the evening at the 67:33 point in the match. Jami Walker sent a pass to Deliah Arrington. Arrington drove to the left post and crossed the ball to Browne on the right who sent a diagonal shot into the net.
Browne completed the hat trick at the 83:58 mark. Arrington had a break away on the left side. She crossed the ball to Browne who scored from 12 yards out on the right. Browne has scored four goals this season. This is the 13th time that a Clemson player has scored a hat trick (three goals or more in a single game.) Virginia outshot Clemson 21-11. Katie Carson registered her fourth shutout this season. She is Clemson’s career leader in this category with 28.
“We looked like a different team in the second half,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “I told my team to relax and play with more confidence. Tonight this was the first time this year that we played good soccer with intensity. In the first few games we would be missing one of these elements. It was great to win an ACC game after we lost to Florida State. I am real happy with the team and this win.” “Virginia is a great team and we are happy with the win,” said Lindsay Browne. “It feels great to score goals and help my team. Coach Bramble told us at halftime to relax and execute and this was the difference in the first and second halves.” The Lady Tigers will play host to South Carolina on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
Clemson-Paige Ledford (Leigh Clark) 46:32 Clemson-Lindsay Browne (Paige Ledford) 64,13 Clemson-Lindsay Browne (Jami Walker, Deliah Arrington) 67:33 Clemson-Lindsay Browne (Deliah Arrington) 83:58
Shots: Clemson 11, Virginia 21 Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Virginia 3 Saves: Katie Carson (CU) 8, Anne Abernethy (V) 3 Fouls: Clemson 13, Virginia 8 Attendance: 820
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