Sept. 5, 2008
COLUMBIA, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team suffered its first defeat of the season on Friday night in a 1-0 loss to South Carolina in Columbia. The Tigers fall to 3-1 with the loss, while the Gamecocks improve to 3-0-1 with the win.
South Carolina avenged Clemson’s 1-0 win at Riggs Field in 2007 with a one-goal victory of its own at Stone Stadium Friday night. The Tigers hold a 10-4 advantage in the all-time series against their in-state rival.
The Gamecocks put the game’s lone goal on the board three minutes into the second half with a goal by Lindsay Small. Two players, Kira Campbell and Brooke Jacobs, assisted Small on the South Carolina goal.
The Tigers took four shots in the game, while South Carolina took 14. Both teams had four corner kick opportunities. Sophomore Paula Pritzen had one save for Clemson and Mollie Patton recorded two for the Gamecocks.
“South Carolina was the more dangerous team tonight,” said head coach Hershey Strosberg. “They did a good job competing and played a very organized game. We didn’t solve the pressure and got caught chasing them a lot, even before we were down a goal. That’s tough to do in soccer.”
Clemson will face Francis Marion in its second game of the Carolina’s Cup on Sunday. The game between the Tigers and the Patriots will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Stone Stadium in Columbia.
Game Summary Goals: South Carolina – Small (from Campbell and Jacobs) 47:17 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 1, Team (CU) 1, Patton (USC) 2 Shots – Clemson 4, South Carolina 14 Corner Kicks – Clemson 4, South Carolina 4 Fouls – Clemson 10, South Carolina 11
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