NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-1-1, 6-0 ACC) defeated the Tigers (8-5, 3-3 ACC) 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium to remain perfect in ACC play.
The Fighting Irish struck early in the 12th minute as the ball deflected off the Clemson backline and into the back of the net. The Tigers fought to find the equalizer in the first half but were unable to capitalize on one of its four shots. Notre Dame saw many opportunities with nine shots, but senior goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff kept the Tigers in it as she registered four saves and kept the lead to only one heading into the second half.
The Tigers came out of the break hot and capitalized on yet another corner from senior Renee Guion who placed a perfect ball to Hal Hershfelt, heading it past the Fighting Irish keeper to tie the match up at one a piece. Both teams battled to find the game-winning goal, but neither team could find the back of the net in the following minutes, leading to the Tigers first extra time of the season.
Neither team could put the ball away in the first ten minutes of extra time until Notre Dame capitalized in the 107th minute of the match to give them the 2-1 victory.
Next up, Clemson travels to Miami, Fla. to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, October 16. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. on ACCNX.
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