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November 6, 1998

ORLANDO, Fla.- Clemson’s Beth Keller scored once in each half to help the third-seeded Clemson Tigers defeat the second-seeded Virginia Cavaliers 2-1 today in the ACC Women’s Soccer semifinals in Orlando, Fla.

Clemson got on the board first as Keller launched a 15-yard shot into the far corner in the 27th minute of play. The Tigers held the lead at halftime 1-0.

Keller scored again in the second half off an assist from Sara Burkett in the 78th minute. Her shot went over the hands of Virginia keeper Megan Boehm (Howard, Md./Centennial) to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead.

Virginia avoided the shutout with a goal just 16 seconds before the end of regulation as sophomore Katie Tracy (Richmond, VA/James River) put the Cavaliers on the board in the as she hit from 15 yards out. She was assisted on the play by a pair of freshmen, Darci Borski (Philadelphia, PA/Nazareth Academy) and Laura Gaworecki (Houston, TX/Cypress Creek).

Virginia now awaits a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Bids to the tournament will be made on Sunday evening at 9:30 EST. Virginia defeated James Madison 3-1 before falling to William and Mary 1-0 in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.

            1   2   F (Records)Clemson     1   1   2    (15-5)Virginia    0   1   1  (13-6-2)

C: Keller/26:35;
C:Keller (Burkett)/77:48;
V: Tracy (Gaworecki, Borski)/89:44

Assists: V: Gaworecki, Borski; C: Burkett
Shots: Virginia: 28, C: 13
Saves: Virginia: 6 (Boehm 6), C: 8 (Carson 8)
Corner Kicks: Virginia: 7, C: 4
Fouls: Virginia: 11; C: 13
Offsides: Virginia: 3; C: 2

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