CLEMSON, S.C. – The 22nd-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team earned an important conference victory over Syracuse by a score of 1-0 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. With the win, the Tigers improve to 10-2-2 and 3-2-1 in the ACC and pick up three points in the conference standings, while the Orange fall to 5-7-3 on the season and 2-4 in the ACC. With the victory, the Tigers recorded their 10th win for the first time since the 2007 season and are now 2-0 all-time against the Orange.
The game, scheduled for 1 p.m., didn’t get underway until 3 p.m. due to a weather delay. Sophomore Claire Wagner scored the game’s lone goal at the 29:22 mark. Gabby Byorth took a corner kick for Clemson and Wagner gathered the ball at her feet before firing off a shot from about four yards out to put the Tigers ahead.
Clemson took the lead into the half. The two teams played a scoreless second half of soccer, resulting in the Tigers’ 1-0 victory. Clemson led in all statistical categories, with 22 shots to Syracuse’s two and seven corner kicks to Syracuse’s two. Sophomore goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan recorded her fifth solo shutout of the season.
The Tigers return to action Saturday, Oct. 18, when they host the Miami Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers will wear pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
#22 Clemson 1, Syracuse 0
Clemson – Wagner (from G. Byorth) 29:22
Saves – Sheridan (CU) 0, Brosnan (SU) 11Shots – Clemson 22, Syracuse 2Corner Kicks – Clemson 7, Syracuse 2Fouls- Clemson 9, Syracuse 7
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