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Clemson Upsets Virginia

Nov. 1, 2003

Kelly Schneider scored the game-winner midway in the second half in leading Clemson to a 2-1 upset win over fifth-ranked Virginia in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference soccer match at Clemson, SC Saturday night.

Virginia is ranked fifth in the NSCAA poll and sixth by Soccer America. Clemson is ranked 23rd in the NSCAA poll and 22nd in by Soccer America.

The Lady Tigers are now11-5-2 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. Virginia drops to 12-4-2 overall and 3-3-1 in league play.

Clemson scored early in the first half. Allison Mitchell sent the ball to Allison Graham on the right side. Graham lifted the ball to Courtney Foster in the middle. Foster settled the ball and sends a 12-yard shot into the net for her 13th goal of the season.

Shannon Foley converted on a penalty kick to tie the score at the 14:14. This was her fifth goal of the season.

Schneider scored the game winner in the 65th minute. Lydia Vandenbergh passed the ball to Kristen Allen on the left side of the box. Allen centers the ball to Schneider who hits the ball first time and scores from eight yards.

“This is my third year at Clemson, and this is the best performance I’ve seen by a Lady Tiger team,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. ” I am happy for the team and I think we are playing great soccer now. All the pieces are coming together. I am happy wit the way we are playing and this will give us momentum heading to the ACC Tournament next week.”

Clemson will play in the ACC Tournament in the Lady Tigers’ next action on November 5-9 at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC.

Clemson-Courtney Foster (Allison Mitchell, Allison Graham) 2:09

Virginia-Shannon Foley (Penalty Kick) 14:14

Clemson-Kelly Schneider (Lydia Vandenbergh, Kristen Allen) 64:17

Shots: Clemson 16, Virginia 3

Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Virginia 3

Saves: Lauren Whitt (CU) 2, Anne Abernathy (V) 7

Fouls: Clemson 11, Virginia 12

Attendance: 688