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Tiger Women’s Soccer Team to Meet N.C. State in Raleigh Thursday Night

Tiger Women’s Soccer Team to Meet N.C. State in Raleigh Thursday Night

Sept. 29, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team will travel to Raleigh, NC on Thursday to face N.C. State in a 7:00 PM contest at Dail Soccer Stadium. The game will be the third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road game for the Tigers.

Clemson is 3-7 overall and has a 0-2 record in the ACC, most recently falling to 11th-ranked Virginia by a score of 3-0 in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, September 27. Freshman forward Maddy Elder leads the Tigers in scoring with nine goals and one assist for 19 points. The Roanoke, VA native is tied for second in the conference in goals (9) and goals per game (0.90), and ranks fourth in points (19) and fifth in points per game (1.90.)

Senior forward Lily Boleyn (one goal, two assists) and sophomore forward Tara Cort (two goals) have tallied four points apiece to rank in a tie for second on the team in scoring. Junior Paula Pritzen has recorded 40 saves in almost 930 minutes in goal for Clemson.

N.C. State has a 6-3-1 overall record and a 1-1 mark in league play. The Wolfpack dropped a 3-0 decision to Virginia Tech on Sunday, September 27 in Raleigh, NC. N.C. State is led in scoring by sophomore forward Paige Dugal (seven goals, two assists) and freshman midfielder Kara Blosser (six goals, two assists) with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Sophomore keeper Kim Kern has 33 saves in 884 minutes in goal for the Wolfpack.

The Tigers have a 13-2-4 all-time record against N.C. State and hold a 5-1-2 advantage in games played in Raleigh. Last season, Clemson won a 3-0 decision over the Wolfpack at home at Historic Riggs Field.

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