TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Redshirt senior Miranda Weslake scored the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 1-0 victory over 10th-ranked Florida State on Thursday at the FSU Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. The win was the Tigers’ second over a top-10 ranked opponent in their last four matches, and saw the team improve to 8- 5 overall and 3-2 in the ACC, while the Seminoles fell to 9-3-1 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
HOW IT WAS DECIDEDIn the 21st minute, Florida State was called for a foul three yards outside the 18-yard box, setting up a set piece for the Tigers. Dani Antieau handled the free kick, sending the ball toward the back post to find Weslake, who redirected it down, sneaking it past the keeper to give Clemson a 1-0 lead which it did not relinquish.
Head Coach Eddie Radwanski Quote“That was a great win on the road, especially against a team and a program like Florida State. Mark (Krikorian) and his group are in the top 10 for all the right reasons. We came out focused in the first half, and scored a very good goal on a set piece. At halftime, we decided to go into game-manage mode and got a great performance from Sandy MacIver in goal, who made a couple of outstanding saves. The rest was great team defending, as we didn’t really allow the goal to be threatened after those chances. It was a collective effort by the team, smart managing on their part, along with a wonderful commitment and a good response from the game we had on Sunday. We are pleased with a top-10 win and pleased to pick up three points in the ACC on the road against one of the top programs. We have tonight to enjoy the win, but then we have to saddle up and get ready to play at Pitt on Sunday.”
UP NEXTClemson travels to Pittsburgh, Pa. to face the Pitt Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 7 for a 1 p.m. contest at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The Tigers return to Historic Riggs Field on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a Senior Day matchup against the No. 17 Duke Blue Devils. The match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.