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Oct. 24, 1997

Clemson Knocks Off Virginia

CLEMSON, SC -- The Clemson Women's Soccer Team knocked off fifth ranked Virginia 2-0 tonight at Rigg's Field. Clemson improves to 11-4 overall, 4-2 in the ACC, while Virginia drops to 12-2-2 overall, 3-2 in the ACC.

Clemson was led by junior Sara Burkett who scored the Lady Tigers' winning goal at the 44:41 mark of the first half on a double assist from Libby King and Jackie Cooper. It was the sixth goal of the year for Burkett. Clemson added an insurance goal at the 69:03 mark of the second half. Amy Gray beat a defender and the goalie to score with an assist from Sheri Bueter.

The Cavaliers will try to get back on the winning track when they play host to Maryland on Wednesday, October 29. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.

1.  Clemson -- Burkett (King/Cooper) 44:41
2.  Clemson -- Gray (Bueter) 69:03
Shots:  Clemson 19, Virginia 9
Corner Kicks:  Clemson 5, Virginia 5
Saves:  Clemson 4, Virginia 8
Fouls:  Clemson 8, Virginia 14
Attendance:  342


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