CLEMSON, S.C. – Five different players scored Clemson’s five goals in its 5-2 victory over Nebraska on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. With the win, the 13th-ranked Tigers improved to 5-2 on the season, while the Cornhuskers dropped to 6-2 with the loss.
The Tigers got on the board first with a goal by sophomore Miranda Weslake just four minutes into the match, with an assist on a long, well-placed pass by sophomore Sam Staab. Nebraska evened the score just a minute later on a goal by Meg Brandt, and then took a 2-1 lead with a goal on a 20-yard free kick in the 10th minute by Caroline Flynn. Clemson scored twice in the final five minutes of the half, as seniors Emily Byorth and Tori Andreski gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead at halftime.
The second half was all-Clemson, offensively. Senior Claire Wagner caught the Nebraska keeper far out of the net and launched a shot from nearly 50-yards over the keeper’s head in the 51st minute. Senior Jenna Polonsky added the Tigers’ fifth and final goal in the 74th minute, and was assisted by Weslake, who crossed the ball in from the left side. For the match, the Tigers outshot the Cornhuskers, 27-7, and 11-2 in terms of shots on goal.
Clemson returns to action on Friday, Sept. 16 for their ACC opener at Wake Forest. The match between the Tigers and Demon Deacons kicks off at 7 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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