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Lady Tiger Soccer Team Falls to Top-Seeded North Carolina in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

Lady Tiger Soccer Team Falls to Top-Seeded North Carolina in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

Nov. 7, 2007

Box Score

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to fourth-ranked North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the 2007 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, FL on Wednesday. The eighth-seeded Lady Tigers lost a 3-0 decision to the top-seeded Tar Heels. Clemson falls to 9-5-5 overall and North Carolina improves to 16-3-0 with the win.

Clemson took four shots and had two corner kicks in the game, while North Carolina took 23 shots and five corner kicks. Goalkeeper Ashley Phillips recorded five saves in the Lady Tiger loss.

North Carolina took a 2-0 lead into halftime behind goals by Nikki Washington and Jaime Gilbert. Washington’s goal came in the 16th minute and was assisted by Jessica Maxwell and Allie Long. Gilbert’s goal was unassisted in the 40th minute. The Tar Heels scored their third goal in the 82nd minute when Mandy Moraca was assisted by Meghan Klingenberg and Rachel Givan.

“Today’s game proved that this game often comes down to small details,” said Head Coach Todd Bramble. “They scored their first goal off of a set piece and their second goal was off a defensive miscue by us. You cannot afford to spot North Carolina a two-goal lead. We ended up having to chase them and it was too much to overcome.”

Three Lady Tigers were named to the 2007 All-ACC Women’s Soccer Team as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Phillips earned First-Team All-ACC honors and senior defender Elizabeth Jobe and junior forward Julie Bolt were named to the all-conference second team.

The first and second rounds of the 2007 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships will be held November 16-18. The selection show for the tournament will be held on Monday, November 12.

Game Summary

Scoring: North Carolina – Washington (from Maxwell and Long) 15:15 North Carolina – Gilbert (unassisted) 39:11 North Carolina – Moraca (from Givan and Klingenberg) 81:51

Saves: Phillips (CU) 5, Rodenbough (UNC) 1, Harris (UNC) 2

Shots: Clemson 4, North Carolina 23

Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, North Carolina 5

Fouls: Clemson 14, North Carolina 9