Box Score & Participation
Jacksonville, Fla. – The Clemson women’s soccer team put on an offensive showing in its season opener as they downed the Miami Hurricanes 4-0 in a neutral-site, non-conference match to move to 1-0 on the season.
“We are just really grateful for the opportunity to be able to play,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanski. “Our group has spent a lot of time playing each other in scrimmages and practices so they were just ready to face an opponent. It’s always nice to get the win, get the shutout, and create scoring opportunities, so it is nice for the kids to see their hard work pay off.”
After leading the Hurricanes in shots by an 8-0 margin midway through the first half, senior Mariana Speckmaier picked up her 24th career goal off a header in the box sent in by Caroline Conti. It was just a minute later that Megan Bornkamp added her name to the scorebook with her first collegiate goal as Courtney Jones and Lauren Bruns picked up their first points of the fall.
The Tigers were able to carry the momentum into the second half as Renee Guion found the back of the net for her second career goal off a feed from Speckmaier. Another Clemson newcomer would close out the scoring for the night as Sami Meredith connected for a volley from Harper White’s touch.
“We feel like we are going to be a lot more balanced,” Radwanski spoke on the attack. “We have more attacking options than we have ever had – I’m pleased with our depth and know that everyone who steps on the field has the ability to contribute.”
The Tigers will return home for their next bout of action as they play Virginia Tech at Historic Riggs Field at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Speckmaier (33’) from Conti & Mak. Morris
Bornkamp (34’) from Jones & Bruns
Guion (56’) from Speckmaier
Meredith (75’) from White