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Aug 17, 2018

Weslake’s Last Minute Goal Lifts Clemson Over Oregon State in Season Opener


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Miranda Weslake opened her redshirt senior season in thrilling fashion, notching the lone goal in the final 90 seconds of regulation to lead the Clemson women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis, Ore. With the victory, the Tigers open the 2018 season at 1-0, while the Beavers start at 0-1.

The game remained scoreless through the first 88 and a half minutes, until a Beaver foul set up a free kick by senior Sam Staab at the 88:32 mark. Redshirt junior Lauren Harkes first picked up the loose ball in the box, and then Weslake found the back of the net.

There were many firsts on the night for Maddie Weber, as the sophomore goalkeeper made her first collegiate start, and also picked up her first career save and first career shutout.

Offensively, the Tigers outshot the Beavers 15-4, including 7-1 in shots on goal, in the match.

With the win, Clemson improved to 23-1-1 (.920) in season-opening matches, dating back to the program’s inaugural season in 1994. The win at Oregon State also marked the fourth consecutive year that the Tigers have opened the season with a road win.

Clemson now travels south to Eugene, Ore. for its next contest against Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 19. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The Tigers have a road match at South Carolina on Aug. 23, before returning to Historic Riggs Field on Sunday, Aug. 26 to host Indiana in their home season opener.