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Nov. 6, 1997

Clemson Defeats Virginia 1-0 in ACC Tournament

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--Libby King scored the game's only goal late in the first half to lead Clemson to a 1-0 win over eighth-ranked Virginia in the first round of the 10th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Tournament at Spry Field in Winston-Salem, NC Thursday afternoon.

Clemson is now 13-5 overall, while Virginia falls to 13-4-2 overall. This marked the second time the Lady Tigers have defeated the Cavaliers this season. Clemson defeated Virginia 2-0 on October 24, at Clemson, SC during the regular season.

The Cavaliers are ranked ninth in Soccer America and eighth in the NSCAA (Coaches') poll. Clemson is ranked 14th in the Soccer America poll and 12th in the coaches' poll. Virginia was seeded fourth, while Clemson was seeded fifth. The Lady Tigers will play number-one ranked and top-seeded North Carolina Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.

King scored her second goal of the season at the 42:13 mark into the game. King redirected a shot by Alison Burpee into the left side of the goal.

Clemson 1, Virginia 0

Scoring:
1. Clemson--Libby King (Alison Burpee) 42:13
Shots: Clemson 12, Virginia 11
Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Virginia 5
Saves: Meredith McCullen (C) 6, Megan Boehm (V) 5
Fouls: Clemson 10, Virginia 6
Attendance: 563

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