Women's Soccer Falls To Clemson, 2-1
Sept. 15, 2013
Clemson, SC -
The Boston College women's soccer team suffered a tough 2-1 loss to ACC foe Clemson on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles are now 4-3-0 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Clemson improved to 3-2-2 and 1-1 in the conference.
After a scoreless first half, Clemson struck first as Vanessa Laxgang scored in the 59th minute to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. The goal came after BC failed to clear the ball and Laxgang picked up a loose ball. After two dribbles forward, she struck a low shot to the far post from 25 yards out for the lead.
BC tied the game in the 79th minute on an own goal. Freshman Rosie DiMartino intercepted a Clemson pass and broke down the sideline. DiMartino's cross went into the box and a Clemson defender attempted to clear the shot, but the ball landed in the back of the goal.
Clemson took the lead for good in the 85th minute when Jenna Polonsky headed in a cross from Tabitha Padgett. It was Polonsky's first goal of the season.
The Eagles had two chances in the final minute to play to tie the match. Off a corner kick from Madison Meehan, Kate McCarthy's header was tipped over the goal with 20 seconds to play. On the second corner kick, Zoe Lombard's header went wide of the near post.
Clemson outshot BC, 16-12, in the match. The Eagles had seven corner kicks, while the Tigers had nine. Jess Mickelson, the Eagles senior goalkeeper, had four saves. Clemson goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan had four saves in the win.
This was the Eagles first loss to Tigers since the 2006 season. BC lost to Clemson, 2-1, at the ACC Tournament. Boston College leads the overall series vs. the Tigers, 6-2-1 ... Senior Kate McCarthy led the Eagles with three shots, while Patrice Vettori, Casey Morrison and Hayley Dowd each registered two shots ... Boston College will host No. 2 Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. The Cavs are now 7-0-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. Virginia is coming off a 3-0 victory over Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 12.