Sept. 28, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 16 Virginia women’s soccer team opened their 2002 ACC schedule with an all too familiar result, falling to Clemson 1-0 at Klockner Stadium. It was the Tigers’ six consecutive win over the Cavaliers and snapped Virginia’s four game winning streak.
The Cavaliers and Tigers played a even first half with neither team registering many scoring chances. The game opened up a bit in the second half and Clemson took the lead in the 62nd minute as Paige Ledford stole a pass in the Cavalier defensive end, dribbled into the box and fird a shot into the lower far corner. The Cavaliers would rally to try to score and came close with less than three minutes remaining when Alyssa Benitez (Lake Mary, Fla.) shot hit the post and a rebound attempt was blocked.
“The story of the game was that we couldn’t get the breaks we needed and they got one and took advantage of it,” stated Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “This was a difficult game to lose, but we need to rebound and learn from it.”
Overall, Virginia outshot Clemson 16-9 in the game. Anne Abernethy (Atlanta, Ga.) made five saves for Virginia while Lauren Heos made four for Clemson.
Virginia continues their homestand on Tuesday, October 1st as they host Richmond at 7:00 p.m.
|Clemson (5-4, 1-1)||0||1||1|
|#16 Virginia (5-3-1, 0-1)||0||0||0|
1. CU Ledford 61:52
Shots: UVa. 16, CU 9Corners: UVa. 2, CU 0Saves: UVa. 5, CU 4Fouls: UVa. 18, CU 14