Oct. 28, 2010
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to Virginia Tech by a score of 3-0 on Thursday night at Historic Riggs Field. With the loss, the Tigers drop to 6-12 overall (0-9 ACC), while the Hokies improve to 9-8-1 overall (3-5-1 ACC) with the win.
The Hokies got on the board in the seventh minute when Kelly Conheeney sent a pass from the middle of the field to Jazmine Reeves inside the box on the right. Reeves put a 12-yard shot into the net to give Virginia Tech the 1-0 lead.
The Tigers’ best scoring chance came with less than four minutes to play in the first half when freshman midfielder Vanessa Laxgang was fouled in the near corner of the field. Laxgang put the free kick in the air inside the box and sophomore defender Heather Marik took a header shot that landed just wide of the goal.
Virginia Tech also scored early in the second half, when Jennifer Harvey found the net on a corner kick taken by Conheeney in the 48th minute. Jazmine Reeves netted her second goal of the game in the 72nd minute to give the Hokies the 3-0 lead.
For the game, Clemson had 12 shots and one corner kick, compared to Virginia Tech’s 14 shots and six corner kicks. Freshman keeper Lauren Arnold posted three saves in goal for the Tigers and Dayle Colpitts recorded five for the Hokies.
“We are obviously disappointed with the result,” said Head Coach Hershey Strosberg. “We created some good chances that we weren’t able to put away. We shot ourselves in the foot by giving up goals that put us on our heels and made it difficult to come back from.
“We played competitively at times, but we have to be smarter and better at keeping the ball after we work so hard to get it back. There is a lot that we can review and learn from this game.”
Clemson will conclude the 2010 season on Sunday, October 31 as it plays host to sixth-ranked Virginia. The Tigers will honor seniors Marci Elpers and Samantha Fortier prior to their final game at Historic Riggs Field against the Cavaliers at 1:00 PM. The game is part of a Sunday doubleheader at Riggs, as the Clemson men’s team will take on N.C. State at 4:00 PM.
Clemson 0, Virginia Tech 3
Game Summary Goals: Virginia Tech – Reeves (from Conheeney) 6:58 Virginia Tech – Harvey (from Conheeney) 47:04 Virginia Tech – Reeves (from Gray) 71:06 Saves – Arnold (CU) 3, Colpitts (VT) 5 Shots – Clemson 12, Virginia Tech 14 Corner Kicks – Clemson 1, Virginia Tech 6 Fouls – Clemson 5, Virginia Tech 9
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