Sept. 27, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Clemson women’s soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to 11th-ranked Virginia on Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, VA. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 3-7 (0-2 ACC), while the Cavaliers improve to 6-2-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Virginia’s first goal was a diving header by Caitlin Miskel in the eighth minute of play. Jess Rostedt scored in the 38th minute to give the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. Lauren Alwine netted Virginia’s third and final goal at the 53:03 mark.
The Tigers took five shots in the game, while the Cavaliers took 17. Clemson had eight corner kick opportunities, while Virginia had none. Junior Paula Pritzen recorded four saves in goal for the Tigers, and Chantel Jones posted three for Virginia.
“While I felt many of the girls worked hard, we need to be able to win the ball and get ourselves into the attack with more composure,” said Head Coach Hershey Strosberg. “We had to be patient and work without the ball, but gave it away too easily and never put them under any serious pressure. I thought the girls battled, but to have success we need to continue to get better and be able to execute our game plan.
“Games like these are part of our hardening process. We need those experiences to learn how to react better while in the moment. We’ll get after it again this week; the girls are focused on putting all those pieces together.”
Clemson will travel to Raleigh, NC on Thursday, October 1 for its third consecutive ACC road game. The Tigers will square off against N.C. State at 7:00 PM at the Wolfpacks’ Dail Soccer Stadium.
Clemson 0, #11 Virginia 3
Game Summary Goals: Virginia – Miskel (from Farrelly) 7:56 Virginia – Rostedt (from Miller) 37:03 Virginia – Alwine (from Roberts and Farrelly) 53:03 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 4, Jones (UVA) 3 Shots – Clemson 5, Virginia 17 Corner Kicks – Clemson 8, Virginia 0 Fouls – Clemson 11, Virginia 8
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