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Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to #10 Florida State Thursday Night at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to #10 Florida State Thursday Night at Historic Riggs Field

Sept. 22, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to 10th-ranked Florida State by a score of 6-2 on Thursday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers fall to 5-4 (0-2 ACC) with the loss, while the Seminoles improve to 8-3 (1-2 ACC) with the win.

“I was disappointed with how we started the game,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanski. “No disrespect to Florida State, because they are a very good team, but I think we showed them a little bit too much respect, and they punished us for it. We did play 20 to 25 good minutes in the second half where we scored two goals and had a few more chances, but you cannot just have flashes like that in this conference. If you don’t show up, teams will take advantage of you, and that happened to us tonight. At this point, we will take what we can from this game, watch film and get ready to play a very good Duke team on Sunday.”

Jessica Price put Florida State on the board early, scoring less than two minutes into the game. The Seminoles scored two more times in the first half, Janice Cayman in the 12th minute and Tiffany McCarty in the 30th minute, to take a 3-0 lead into halftime. McCarty scored her second goal of the day less than a minute into the second half, at the 45:39 mark, and Tori Huster scored at the 57:19 mark to give the Seminoles a 5-0 lead through 58 minutes of play.

The Tigers fought back, and were able to put a goal on the board at the 58:15 mark. The play began with a shot by sophomore midfielder Vanessa Laxgang which bounced off the hands of Seminole keeper Taylor Vancil. Junior forward Maddy Elder rebounded Laxgang’s shot with a shot of her own, which deflected off a Florida State defender and right to freshman forward Liska Dobberstein, who put the ball in the net from close range. The goal was the fifth of the season for Dobberstein.

Clemson made the score 5-2 with a goal in the 68th minute. Following a Laxgang corner kick, a foul called inside the box led to a penalty kick opportunity for the Tigers. Freshman defender Stacey Huddleston handled the penalty kick, scoring her second goal of the season, and of her career. McCarty completed her hat trick, scoring one final goal for the Seminoles in the 88th minute of play.

The Tigers took 14 shots in the game, including 11 in the second half, while the Seminoles took 17 shots overall. Clemson had four corner kicks to Florida State’s three and there were 12 fouls called on the Tigers and eight on the Seminoles in the contest. Sophomore Lauren Arnold posted four saves and sophomore Morgan Hert tallied one in goal for the Tigers, while Kelsey Wys and Taylor Vancil combined for six saves for Florida State.

The Tigers will play their second of four consecutive home games on Sunday afternoon against fourth-ranked Duke. The game between Clemson and the Blue Devils will kick off at 2:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field.

Clemson 2, #10 Florida State 6

Game SummaryGoals: Florida State – Price (unassisted) 1:53 Florida State – Cayman (from Jaurena) 11:36 Florida State – McCarty (from Fields) 29:47 Florida State – McCarty (from Fields) 45:39 Florida State – Huster (from Cayman and Kallman) 57:19 Clemson – Dobberstein (from Elder) 58:15 Clemson – Huddleston (penalty kick) 67:47 Florida State – McCarty (from Grubka and Cayman) 87:26

Saves – Arnold (CU) 4, Hert (CU) 1, TEAM (CU) 1, Wys (FSU) 2, Vancil (FSU) 4, TEAM (FSU) 1 Shots – Clemson 14, Florida State 17 Corner Kicks – Clemson 4, Florida State 3 Fouls – Clemson 12, Florida State 8