Sept. 28, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Paige Ledford scored midway in the second half in leading Clemson to a 1-0 win over 16th-ranked Virginia in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference match at Charlottesville, VA Saturday night.
It was the Lady Tigers’ sixth consecutive win over the Cavaliers in the series and snapped Virginia’s four-match winning streak. Clemson is now 5-4 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls 5-3-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.
The Cavaliers and Tigers played an even first half with neither team registering many scoring chances. The game opened up a bit in the second half and Clemson took the lead in the 62nd minute as Ledford stole a pass in the Cavalier defensive end, dribbled into the box and fired a shot into the lower far corner. This was Ledford’s first goal of the season. The Cavaliers would rally to try to score and came close with less than three minutes remaining when Alyssa Benitez’s shot hit the post and a rebound attempt was blocked.
“I am very proud of our team,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “We kept our focus and confidence after tough losses and I think this is a well-deserved victory. Our commitment to defending was the difference in tonight’s match.”
Clemson will play at the College of Charleston on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers next action.
Clemson–Ledford (Unassisted) 61:52
Shots: UVa. 16, CU 9 Corners: UVa. 2, CU 0 Saves: UVa. 5, CU 4 Fouls: UVa. 18, CU 14
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