Sept. 11, 2002
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Heather Beem scored the game’s only goal with 2:42 left in the match in leading Clemson to a 1-0 win over South Carolina in a women’s intercollegiate soccer match at Columbia, SC Wednesday night.
With the win Clemson improves to 3-2 overall, while South Carolina falls to 3-2 this year. Clemson is ranked 18th in the NSCAA poll, 12th by Soccer America and 17th by Soccertimes.com.
Clemson’s Jenny Anderson drove the ball down the left side and passed the ball to Deliah Arrington. She took a shot but the ball defected off the South Carolina goalkeeper Elise Matthews. Beem immediately shot the ball into the net from eight yards out. This was Beem’s fourth goal of the season, and Arrington’s second assist on the year.
“I thought we had a lot of chances, but we could not put them away,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “I expected them to play us more even, but they didn’t and this allowed us to attack more. They were looking to score on a counter attack or set piece, but we did a good job in preventing that. I am happy to get a road win and this will hopefully give us more confidence as we have more road games coming up. We are still having trouble in getting the ball in the net. I told our team at the half that if we keep getting the ball inside the box and keep creating chances something would happen. Fortunately for us we were able to score. I think we deserved it.”
In the series with South Carolina, the Lady Tigers have defeated the Gamecocks six straight times dating back to the 1997 season. Clemson leads the overall series 7-1.
Clemson will begin play in the Clemson Invitational at Clemson, SC on Friday, September 13, and 15. The Lady Tigers will play Butler on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Tennessee on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
CLEMSON 1, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
Clemson-Heather Beem (Deliah Arrington) 87:18
Shots: Clemson 18, South Carolina 7Corner Kicks: Clemson 5, South Carolina 4Saves: Leigh Ann Harrison (CU) 5, Elise Matthews (SC) 10Fouls: Clemson 12, South Carolina 11Attendance: 1863
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