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Women’s Soccer Advances To Second-Straight Elite Eight

Women’s Soccer Advances To Second-Straight Elite Eight

Nov. 17, 2000

CLEMSON, SC – The #5 ranked Clemson Lady Tiger soccer team got a goal from Tatum Clowney and another from Allison Mitchell as they advance to their second straight NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament Elite Eight, defeating the 14th-ranked Florida State Seminoles 2-0 tonight November 17 at Historic Riggs Field.

Clemson improves their school-best record to 19-2-1 on the year. Florida State ends their own school-record season at 14-8-2.

Clowney, a senior from Greenville, SC, scored her third goal of the season at the 39:11 mark for Clemson’s first score. Clowney sent a driving header into the net off an assist from Julie Augustyniak. Augustyniak stole the ball from a Florida State defender before sending the cross over the top to Clowney. Mitchell added the second Lady Tiger goal in the second half. At the 63:48 mark, Leigh Clark sent a short corner kick to the near post where Heather Beem vollied to Mitchell, setting up the insurance goal.

Clemson took 21 shots on goal compared to Florida State’s two. Lady Tiger keeper Katie Carson saved both while her counter-part Seminole keeper Sarah Crawford made nine saves, many of them in spectacular fashion.

Florida State Head Coach Patrick Baker: “We ran into a buzz saw tonight against Clemson. They played extremely well and they really lived up to their billing.”

Clemson Head Coach Ray Leone: “This was a very difficult game. They are very organized and they know how to play us. I thought we did play very well at certain points tonight, but I have to compliment Florida State on their play as well.”

The Clemson Lady Tigers will play again this Saturday night November 25, as they will play host to the winner of the Texas A&M, UCLA game to be played Sunday November 19. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.

#5 CLEMSON (19-2-1)  2, #14 FLORIDA STATE (14-8-2)  0November 17, 2000 at Historic Riggs Field

SCORING: 1. CLEMSON-Tatum Clowney (Julie Augustyniak), 39:11 2. CLEMSON-Allison Mitchell (Leigh Clark, Heather Beem), 63:48

SHOTS: Clemson 21, FSU 2 CORNER KICKS: Clemson 8, FSU 1 SAVES: Carson (CU) 2, Crawford (FSU) 9 FOULS: Clemson 7, FSU 7 OFFSIDES: Clemson 1, FSU 0 YELLOW CARDS: Clemson 0, FSU 1 RED CARDS: Clemson 0, FSU 0 ATTENDANCE: 1,361