Sept. 8, 2002
SOUTH BEND, IN – Aly Wagner scored two goals and Veronica Zepeda scored one goal and had one assist in leading ninth-ranked Santa Clara to a 4-2 win over 11th-ranked Clemson in the Notre Dame Invitational at South Bend, IN Sunday.
Santa Clara is now 2-1 on the year, while Clemson falls to 2-2 this season. The Lady Tigers are ranked 14th by Soccer America, 13th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and 11th by Soccertimes.com.
Santa Clara is ranked 14th by the NSCAA, 10th by Soccer America, and ninth by Soccertimes.com. Santa Clara is the defending National Champions.
Santa Clara scored first at the 11:46 mark as Zepeda scored an unassisted goal. Clemson evened the scored at the 25:17 point into the game on an unassisted goal by Sarah Turner. Turner scored on a 35-yard free kick.
The Broncos scored before the half as Wagner scored from assists by Megan Kakadelas and Zepeda.
Santa Clara took a 3-1 lead as Kristi Cadau scored on a hooking 17 yard shot at the 46:22 mark. Wagner scored her second goal of the game and put Santa Clara ahead 4-1 with 67:18 gone in the match. Clemson’s Heather Beem scored the Lady Tigers’ second goal of the match and her third goal of the season with an assist from Cindy Mullinix. Beem was named to the All-Tournament team.
“Despite the outcome, I am pleased with our performance today,” said Clemson Head Coach Toddy Bramble. I thought we deserved better in the match. We showed we are capable of playing with teams like Santa Clara. We need to learn from this weekend and prepare for the South Carolina game in Columbia, on Wednesday.
Clemson will play South Carolina in Columbia, SC on Wednesday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
SANTA CLARA 4, CLEMSON 2
SCU-Veronica Zepeda (Unassisted) 11:46 Clemson-Sara Turner (Unassisted) 25:17 SCU-Aly Wagner (Megan Kakadelas, Veronica Zepeda) 34:07 SCU-Kristi Candau (Unassisted) 46:22 SCU-Aly Wagner (Unassisted) 67:18 Clemson-Heather Beem (Cindy Mullinix) 89:00
Shots: Clemson 9, Santa Clara 19 Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, Santa Clara 7 Saves: Leigh Ann Harrison (CU) 6, Alyssa Sobolik (SCU) 3 Fouls: Clemson 10, Santa Clara 11
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