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Tiger Women’s Soccer Team Falls to #13 Maryland Thursday Night

Oct. 22, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to 13th-ranked Maryland on Thursday night at Historic Riggs Field by a score of 3-0. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 3-13 (0-8 ACC), while the Terrapins improve to 12-2-2 (4-2-2 ACC) with the win.

The first half of play was scoreless, however the Terrapins put the game’s first goal on the board early in the second half. Jasmyne Spencer gave Maryland the 1-0 lead at the 48:30 mark. Spencer scored again for the Terrapins in the 74th minute and Ashley Grove netted Maryland’s third goal in the 84th minute of play.

For the game, Clemson took nine shots to Maryland’s 16. The Tigers had three corner kick opportunities to the Terrapins’ two. Clemson keeper Paula Pritzen posted eight saves in the game, while Mary Casey record five stops in the net for Maryland.

“We have been talking about playing a game with a total team effort,” said Head Coach Hershey Strosberg. “That was as good of an effort as we have had on the defensive side. I thought we competed well within our game plan and I am proud of the team for that.

“We didn’t stop competing, even when we went down a goal. We just need to learn to be more dangerous in the final third.”

The Tigers will play their final home game of the season on Sunday, October 25 when they take on eighth-ranked Boston College. The game between Clemson and the Eagles will begin at 1:00 PM.

Clemson 0, #13 Maryland 3

Game Summary Goals: Maryland – Spencer (from Hubka) 48:30 Maryland – Spencer (from Grove) 73:13 Maryland – Grove (unassisted) 83:50 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 8, Casey (UM) 5 Shots – Clemson 9, Maryland 16 Corner Kicks – Clemson 3, Maryland 2 Fouls – Clemson 9, Maryland 8