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Maryland defeats Clemson in ACC Tournament

Nov. 5, 2003

Kimmy Francis scored two goals in leading Maryland to a 2-1 win over Clemson in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament at Cary, NC Wednesday afternoon.

Maryland improves to 11-7-1 overall and Clemson falls to 11-6-2 this season. Maryland is ranked 25th nationally and is seeded sixth in the tournament. Clemson is ranked 23rd and is seeded third.

Francis scored first at the 29:51 mark on an unassisted goal. She later put Maryland up 2-0 with a goal at the 52:33 point into the match. This was her ninth goal of the season. Francis was assisted on the goal by Ali Andrzejewski and Lindsay Givens. Francis scored on a header after receiving a crossing pass.

Clemson scored in the 79th minute as Amanda Garcia scored her fifth goal of the season on an unassisted goal. She scored from 17 yards out on a lows shot in the left corner of the goal.

“I was disappointed in our performance,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “We did not display the character that allowed us to have the great victories we had at the end of the season. The effort and the consistency was missing today that allowed Maryland to be deserving of the win.”

Maryland-Kimmy Francis (Unassisted) 29:51

Maryland-Kimmy Francis (Ali Andrzejewski, Lindsay Givens) 52:33

Clemson-Amanda Garcia (Unassisted) 78:29

Shots: Clemson 8, Maryland 11

Corner Kicks: Clemson 6, Maryland 4

Saves: Laurne Whitt (CU) 3, Kristen Barnhill (MD) 6

Fouls: Clemson 5, Maryland 9