Sept. 19, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team fell to Furman on Friday night by a score of 2-1 at Stone Soccer Stadium in Greenville, SC. The Tigers fall to 4-3 with the loss, while the Paladins improve to 5-2-1 on the season.
The two teams played scoreless soccer through the first 60 minutes of play before freshman Sarah Jacobs put Clemson on the board with the first goal of her career. Jacobs came up with a ball that was misplayed by a Furman defender and sent it into the net to the left of the Paladin goalkeeper from inside the box.
Furman answered just 22 seconds later with an unassisted goal by Katie Myatt to tie the score at 1-1. The Paladins took a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute when Alexa Jones sprinted ahead of the Clemson defense and sent an 18-yard shot into the goal past sophomore keeper Paula Pritzen.
Clemson took 13 shots in the contest, while Furman tallied 10 shots. Both teams took four corner kicks, while Furman was called for 13 fouls and Clemson was whistled for seven. Sophomore Paula Pritzen tallied two saves in goal for the Tigers, and the Paladins’ goalkeeper had four saves.
“We are obviously disappointed,” said head coach Hershey Strosberg. “Furman played us very tough. In a game like this, if you don’t settle the game and match your opponent competitively, you make it very difficult for yourself, and that happened to us tonight.
“We have to be better defensively and play with more discipline. It is important that we continue to grow and learn from both the positives and negatives because we have a very difficult ACC schedule beginning next week.”
Clemson will return home to Riggs Field on Thursday, September 25 as they open the Atlantic Coast Conference season. The Tigers will face third-ranked North Carolina in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Riggs.
Furman 2, Clemson 1
Game Summary Goals: Clemson – Jacobs (unassisted) 60:46 Furman – Myatt (unassisted) 61:08 Furman – Jones (from El-Shami) 63:22 Saves – Pritzen (CU) 2, Smith (FU) 4 Shots – Clemson 13, Furman 10 Corner Kicks – Clemson 4, Furman 4 Fouls – Clemson 7, Furman 13
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