Oct. 18, 2009
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to Duke on Sunday afternoon by a score of 2-0 at Historic Riggs Field. The loss dropped the Tigers’ record to 3-12 (0-7 ACC), while the Blue Devils improve to 6-5-4 (2-2-2 ACC) with the win.
The two teams played nearly 47 minutes of scoreless soccer before the Blue Devils put a goal on the board. Kendall Bradley netted the goal for Duke less than two minutes into the second half at the 46:50 mark. The Blue Devils scored again in the 70th minute on a long ball by Marybeth Kreger that took an odd bounce past Tiger keeper Paula Pritzen and into the net.
For the game, the Tigers took 12 shots to the Blue Devils’ 16, and had six corner kick opportunities to Duke’s seven. Pritzen posted eight saves in goal for Clemson, while Tara Campbell recorded four saves for the Blue Devils.
“I was pleased with our play in the first half,” said Head Coach Hershey Strosberg. “We did a lot of the positive things that we have been talking about and wanted to do.
“We went into halftime with some momentum, but we have a small group of players that have played a lot of minutes and it was difficult in the second half when our legs started getting tired. Getting down by two goals made it even more difficult. The effort was certainly there today though and that’s all you can ask as a coach.”
The Tigers will return to action on Thursday, October 22 as they play host to 13th-ranked Maryland. The game between Clemson and the Terrapins will kick off at 7:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field.
Clemson 0, Duke 2
Game Summary Goals: Duke – Bradley (from Alukonis) 46:50 Duke – Kreger (unassisted) 69:14 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 8, Campbell (Duke) 4 Shots – Clemson 12, Duke 16 Corner Kicks – Clemson 6, Duke 7 Fouls – Clemson 6, Duke 10
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