Aug. 27, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Presbyterian College by a score of 3-0 on Wednesday night at Riggs Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 2-0 under first-year head coach Hershey Strosberg, while the Blue Hose fell to 0-1 on the season.
Clemson took 33 shots in the game, a figure which ranks in a tie for fourth in Clemson history for most shots in a game. Presbyterian took three shots in the contest. The Tigers also had the advantage in corner kicks, taking 10, to the Blue Hoses’ zero. Sophomore Paula Pritzen improved to 2-0 in goal for Clemson, recording two saves, while Abby Young tallied 15 saves for Presbyterian.
Junior Lindsey Jackson put the Tigers on the board less than 15 minutes into the first half. Freshman Sarah Jacobs crossed the ball to the wide-open Jackson who settled it and took a nine-yard shot into the net past Young.
The Tigers did not score again until the 76th minute of play. Sophomore defender Abby Lambert sent a crisp pass in to senior Julie Bolt, who headed it into the net right in front of the goal. It was Bolt’s first goal of the season and the 11th of her career as a Tiger.
Sophomore Judea Davis gave Clemson the 3-0 lead with a goal in the final minute of play. Freshman Tara Cort took a shot, which bounced off the hands of Young. The ball rebounded to Davis, who put it into the net for her first career goal with just 46 seconds left on the clock.
“We have talked a lot during training about doing the little things and paying attention to detail. At times tonight, I think we showed what we are capable of doing,” said Strosberg following the game. “Still, our competition is only going to continue to get tougher, and we need to focus on the consistency of our efforts and execution.
“Julie Bolt played well tonight. She worked very hard to get that second goal, and in the entire game,” he added.
The Tigers will return to Riggs Field on Sunday, August 31 as they play host to UNC-Asheville. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Game Summary Goals: Clemson – Jackson (from Jacobs) 14:28 Clemson – Bolt (from Lambert) 75:48 Clemson – Davis (from Cort) 89:14 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 2, Young (PC) 15 Shots – Clemson 33, Presbyterian 3 Corner Kicks – Clemson 10, Presbyterian 0 Fouls – Clemson 6, Presbyterian 9
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