Oct. 26, 2001
Clemson, SC – The 12th-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team will host Charleston Southern on Saturday night at 7:00PM at Historic Riggs Field. The Lady Tigers have won two straight matches and enter Saturday’s contest with an 11-3 overall record. Charleston Southern is 5-6-3 overall and is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday night.
Clemson is 2-0 all-time against Charleston Southern and has outscored the Buccaneers 16-3 in the two meetings. The last match of the series was played in 1998 and was a 9-0 Clemson victory.
Sophomore Lindsay Browne, last season’s National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America, leads the Lady Tigers with nine goals and six assists for 24 points. Despite being just a sophomore, she is currently seventh all-time in Clemson history in points with 62 and is on pace to break the all-time record of 114 points set by Sara Burkett between 1995-1998. Junior Deliah Arrington and freshman Paige Ledford are tied for second on the team with 17 points. Arrington is sixth all-time in Clemson history with 76 points.
In goal for the Lady Tigers, senior Katie Carson has posted seven shutouts and has an impressive 0.78 goal’s against average this season.
“I am really looking forward to what I hope will be good weekend of soccer for our team,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “If we can take care of business and play like we are capable of playing then lots of people should see valuable playing time. It is also an important game for us because we are definitely going to need some momentum as we prepare for our last two games of the regular season and also the ACC Tournament.”
In addition to being senior night for six Lady Tigers, Clemson President Jim Barker will serve as an honorary assistant coach and sit on the Clemson bench during the match.
Highlights of Clemson’s 2001 Senior Class
60-20-3 overall record With five more wins can become Clemson’sall-time winningest class Led the Lady Tigers to their first everACC Regular Season Championship in 2000 Two NCAA Final Eightappearances and one Sweet 16 appearance Ranked in the final top-15each of the last three seasons including two final top-10 finisheseach of the last two seasons On September 13, 2000 defeatednumber-one ranked North Carolina 2-1 4-0 record versus SouthCarolina
Career highlights of Clemson’s six senior players:
Louisa Boyle (Stone Mountain, GA) – played in 48 and started in 34 games over her career including starting all 23 of Clemson’s games during her freshman year…registered 21 points and three game winning goals despite being a defender for much of her careerSmajoring in biological sciences.
Katie Carson (Chagrin Falls, OH) – most decorated Clemson goalkeeper ever…started 82 out of a possible 83 games in her career…fifth all-time in Clemson history in games started and needs eight more starts this season to break the record of 89 set by Alison Burpee from 1996-1999….holds the Clemson single season and career record for shutouts, saves, and goal’s allowed average…given up only 64 goals in a total of 6,899 minutes for the Lady Tigers…on October 16 of this season against Wake Forest she set the ACC career record for shutouts with 31…First-Team All-ACC performer in 2000…majoring in special education.
Leigh Clark (Louisville, KY) – key member of a Clemson defense that has allowed only 11 goals this season and that allowed only 16 goals all of last season…has started 70 and played in 78 out of a possible 83 games over her career…was tied for fifth on the team last season with eight points…has four goals and fifteen assists for 22 points in her career…majoring in language and international trade.
Tatum Clowney (Greenville, SC) – forward/midfielder who has started in 28 and played in 73 games over her career…in her first game as a Lady Tiger, scored a goal and had two assists against Auburn…as a freshman scored four goals and had six assists for 14 points…has 17 assists and 10 goals for a total of 37 points for her career…has two game winning goals for her career and scored the winning goal against Florida State in last year’s NCAA Tournament…majoring in education.
Kati Reid (Hilton Head, SC) – has played in 23 games over her career…scored a goal against Auburn in her first college game in 1998…also scored against UNC-Asheville as sophomore…majoring in language and international trade.
Tricia Williams (Medford, NJ) – …midfielder who has started 51 and played in 68 games over her career…started all 23 matches last season and has started all 14 games this season for the Lady Tigers…as a sophomore, scored the winning goal against Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament…has three goals and seven assists for 15 points in her career..majoring in elementary education.
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