Aug. 12, 2009
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team will face Alabama in an exhibition game on Saturday, August 15 in Atlanta, GA. The game will be played at the Tophat Soccer Club fields and will kick off at 2:00 p.m. The game will be the Tigers’ only exhibition contest prior to opening the regular season against Wofford at Historic Riggs Field on Saturday, August 22.
The Tigers return 16 of 20 letterwinners including eight starters from the 2008 squad. Second-year head coach Hershey Strosberg has also added 10 newcomers to the 2009 roster. Senior Molly Franklin (Frederick, MD) and sophomores Tara Cort (Wellesley, MA) and Paula Pritzen (Houston, TX) returns for her junior campaign, having recorded 93 saves in over 1500 minutes in goal in 2008.
This will be the first-ever meeting between Clemson and Alabama on the soccer field. Alabama is coached by former Clemson head coach Todd Bramble, and former Tiger player and assistant coach Tatum Clowney is also a member of the Crimson Tide coaching staff.
Directions to Tophat Soccer Club Fields
From Downtown Atlanta or Birmingham: Drive north from I-20 on I-75, away from Atlanta towards Marietta. Get off at the West Paces Ferry exit. At the bottom of the exit, turn left and drive north on Northside Parkway 1 block. At the stop light, turn right onto West Paces Ferry. Drive east 1.1 miles on West Paces Ferry. Turn left at the traffic light and drive north on Northside Drive. Turn left onto Broadland Rd. Drive west one block. Veer to the left on Fairfield Rd., and turn left into the entrance for Tophat Field.
From Downtown Sandy Springs: Follow Mt. Vernon southwest to Northside Drive. Turn left and follow Northside Drive south several miles. Cross Mt. Paran. Continue another mile. Turn right onto Broadland Rd. Drive west one block. Veer to the left on Fairfield Rd., and turn left into the entrance for Tophat Field.
From Marietta: Drive south on I-75 to the West Paces Ferry exit. Turn left and travel east 1.1 miles on West Paces Ferry. Turn left at the traffic light and drive north on Northside Drive. Turn left onto Broadland Rd. Drive west one block. Veer left on Fairfield Rd., turn left into Tophat entrance.
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