Nov. 1, 2008
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – The Clemson women’s soccer team will face 13th-ranked Boston College on Sunday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, MA. The 1:00 p.m. contest at the Newton Campus Soccer Field will conclude the season for the Tigers.
The game against Boston College will be Clemson’s seventh this season against an opponent ranked in the top 15 nationally. Four of those seven teams have been ranked in the national top 10. The Tigers are 5-10-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, most recently falling to Maryland 1-0 in College Park on Thursday.
Julie Bolt leads Clemson in scoring with nine goals and one assist for 19 points on the season. Entering the week, the senior forward ranked fourth in the ACC in goals per game (0.69), sixth in points per game (1.46) and in a tie for seventh in goals (9). Junior midfielder Molly Franklin ranks second on the team in scoring with eight points on two goals and a team-high four assists. Sophomore Paula Pritzen has posted 85 saves in over 1411 minutes in goal for Clemson.
Boston College is ranked 13th nationally by the NSCAA and has an 11-4-2 overall record and a 5-3-1 ledger in ACC play. The Eagles are led by sophomore Brooke Knowlton with seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Freshman Jillian Mastroianni has tallied 70 saves in 1480 minutes in goal this season.
The Tigers are 1-2-1 all-time against the Eagles, with the first meeting between the two teams occurring in 2005. Last season, the two teams played to 0-0 double-overtime tie at Riggs Field.
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