Sept. 18, 2009
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to 15th-ranked Georgia by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers fall to 2-5 with the loss, while the Bulldogs improve to 7-0-1 with the win.
The Tigers put the game’s first goal on the board less than two minutes into the first half. Freshman midfielder Emily Tatum took a shot that bounced off the Georgia keeper’s hands and rolled to the left of the goal. Senior midfielder Lily Boleyn stopped the loose ball and crossed it in front of the goal to freshman forward Maddy Elder. Elder launched the ball into the net for her seventh goal of the season.
Georgia evened the score with a goal in the 13th minute of play. Ashley Miller came up with a loose ball in the box and sent it into the lower right corner of the net. The Bulldogs took the lead with a penalty kick in the 48th minute. Carrie Patterson’s goal at the 47:59 mark was ultimately the game winner for Georgia.
“I was really proud of our girls tonight,” said Head Coach Hershey Strosberg. “Georgia is a good team and we battled them. We created opportunities and found ways to be dangerous throughout the game plan.
“It is disappointing for the game-winning goal to be a penalty kick, but I was really proud of our effort. There are a lot of positives to take from this game and, as I told the team – The execution will come as long as the effort continues like it did tonight.”
The Tigers will play host to Presbyterian College on Sunday at Historic Riggs Field. The contest will kick off at 12:00 PM.
Clemson 1, #15 Georgia 2
Game Summary Goals: Clemson – Elder (from Boleyn) 1:45 Georgia – Miller (unassisted) 12:22 Georgia – Patterson (penalty kick) 47:59 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 7, Betos (UGA) 5 Shots – Clemson 10, Georgia 15 Corner Kicks – Clemson 2, Georgia 5 Fouls – Clemson 10, Georgia 13
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