Richmond Hands No. 7 Clemson First Loss Of the Season

Sept. 12, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C.–Brook Sands scored the game’s lone goal in leading Richmond to a 1-0 upset win over seventh-ranked Clemson and to the championship of the Clemson/Nike Women’s Soccer Invitational at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

Clemson is ranked seventh nationally by the NSCAA poll and eighth in the Soccer America poll. Richmond was unranked in both polls. With the win, Richmond improves to 4-1 overall, while Clemson falls to 5-1 this season.

Sands scored her goal at the 65:48 mark in the game. Laura Gincel stole the ball and ran to the right corner and crossed the ball to Sands near the right post. Sands headed the ball in from four yards out to give the Spiders the win.


Richmond–Brook Sands (Laura Gincel) 65:48

Shots: Clemson 12, Richmond 7

Corner Kicks: Clemson 9 Richmond 2

Saves: Katie Carson (C) 1, Kristen Samuhel (R) 5

Fouls: Clemson 9, Richmond 10

Attendance: 892

Furman Downs Princeton, 2-0

CLEMSON, S.C.–Furman’s Kathy Gaertner and Sarah Tollick scored a goal each in leading Furman to a 2-0 win over Princeton in the final day of the Clemson/Nike Women’s Soccer Invitational at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

Katie Carson had two assists in the match for Furman as the Paladins improve to 4-1 overall while Princeton falls to 0-2 on the season.

Princeton outshot Furman 16-7 but outstanding play by Furman’s freshman goalkeeper Jessi Anucinski with her eight saves preserved the Paladins’ second shutout of the season. This was Anucinski’s second collegiate start as she replaced Furman’s starting goalkeeper Melissa Barnes who was injured in pregame warmup activities Friday afternoon prior to the Furman-Richmond contest.

Furman 2, Princeton 0

Furman–Kathy Gaertner (Melissa Turner, Katie Carson) Furman–Sarah Tollick (Melissa Sutton, Katie Carson)

Shots: Furman 7, Princeton 16

Corner Kicks: Furman 4, Princeton 9

Saves: Jessi Anucinski (F) 8, Jordan Rettig (P) 2

Fouls: Furman 6, Princeton 5

Attendance: 310

Team Finishes Clemson/Nike Invitational 1. Richmond 2. Furman 3. Clemson 4. Princeton

All-Tournament Team Clemson/Nike Invitational Susan Rea, Princeton Jennifer Lankford, Princeton Jessi Anucinski, Furman Melissa Turner, Furman Bridgett Giles, Furman Nancy Augustyniak, Clemson Heather Beem, Clemson Kristen Samuhel, Richmond Meredith Johnson, Richmond Courtney Ficken, Richmond Brooke Sands, Richmond

Tournament MVP–Brooke Sands, Richmond