Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Maryland 1-0 On the Road Thursday

Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Maryland 1-0 On the Road Thursday

Oct. 30, 2008

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to Maryland by a score of 1-0 on Thursday night in College Park, MD. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 5-10-1 overall and 1-7-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while the Terrapins improve to 7-10-1 overall and 3-7 in the league.

Maryland put the game’s lone goal on the board in the 34th minute of play when Lydia Hastings broke free of the Clemson defense and sent a 35-yard shot into the top right corner of the net. Hastings was assisted by Caitlin McDowell on the goal, which proved to be the game-winner for the Terrapins.

For the contest, Clemson took four shots and did not have a corner kick, while Maryland took 27 shots and had three corner kick opportunities. Sophomore keeper Paula Pritzen recorded 10 saves in goal for the Tigers, while Mary Casey posted two for the Terrapins.

“We fought hard tonight,” said head coach Hershey Strosberg. “Unfortunately, when we had an offensive opportunity on their end, Maryland countered and we got caught and gave up what turned out to be the game-winner.

“This performance was a lot closer to the fight and pride that Clemson is historically known for, however we continue to struggle to find ways to generate offense. I am proud of our efforts and the way we played together as a team tonight.”

The Tigers will conclude the season on Sunday, November 2 as they face 13th-ranked Boston College. The game between Clemson and the Eagles is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Newton Campus Soccer Field.

Clemson 0, Maryland 1

Game Summary Goals: Maryland – Hastings (from McDowell) 33:52 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 10, Casey (UM) 2 Shots – Clemson 4, Maryland 27 Corner Kicks – Clemson 0, Maryland 3 Fouls – Clemson 12, Maryland 5