Nov. 5, 2007
CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tiger soccer team will face North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the 2007 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship on Wednesday. The contest between eighth-seeded Clemson and the top-seeded Tar Heels will begin at 12:00 p.m. The championship is being held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Clemson has a 9-4-5 overall record and a 2-3-5 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Lady Tigers defeated Duke 1-0 on Saturday night at Riggs Field to close out the regular season. Senior defender Elizabeth Jobe scored the game-winning goal, and her fourth of the season, on Senior Day to give Clemson the victory.
Three Lady Tigers are tied for the team lead in scoring with 13 points apiece. Senior Nuria Zufia has six goals and one assist, freshman Samantha Fortier has five goals and three assists and sophomore Molly Franklin has two goals and nine assists. Senior All-American goalkeeper Ashley Phillips has 72 saves and has given up just 13 goals in 17 games on the season.
Clemson has a 10-12-2 all-time record in games played at the ACC Championships. The Lady Tigers are 7-4-2 all-time in quarterfinal round games at the conference tournament. At the 2006 ACC Championships in Cary, NC, Clemson defeated Boston College 2-1 in the quarterfinals before falling to North Carolina 3-0 in the semifinals.
The Lady Tigers are 1-20 in the series against North Carolina. The only Lady Tiger victory in the series was a 2-1 win on September 13, 2000 when fourth-ranked Clemson upset the number-one-ranked Tar Heels at Riggs Field. The Lady Tigers went on to win the ACC regular season title and reach the NCAA Elite Eight that year. During the 2007 regular season, Clemson lost a 3-0 decision to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina is 15-3 overall and 9-1 in the league. The Tar Heels are led in scoring by Casey Nogueira with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points. North Carolina’s goalkeepers have combined to record 42 saves and allow nine goals in 18 games.
All 2007 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be broadcast live on the Internet via ACC Select. Fans can watch the Clemson vs. North Carolina game live by clicking on the link below. For more information, visit ACCSelect.com.
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