CLEMSON, SC — The Clemson Women’s Soccer Team (7-4-4, 3-3-2 ACC) took on the No. 10 Duke Blue Devils (10-4-1, 5-2-1 ACC) on Thursday night at Historic Riggs Field for a 0-0 draw. The Tigers served the Blue Devils their first draw of the season after shutting out Duke full-time.
“It was a really great soccer game between us and Duke,” said head coach Eddie Radwanski. “It was a very entertaining game, at a very high level, almost like a game of chess. I think our girls played very well, our defense was excellent and very disciplined. We got Halle’s big save at the end of the game which was very remarkable. We felt like we were in control and we had our chances to score. From a discipline point of view and following the scouting report, our team was there… proud of the children’s performance tonight.
The Tigers and Blue Devils were tied from the first whistle, trading time with possession, but neither team was able to get on the board as both teams were left scoreless at the end of the first half. -time. Duke downed the Tigers, 3-1, in a defensive battle, but Clemson’s back line silenced the Blue Devil’s efforts.
The Tigers stormed out of the locker room with all the momentum, earning a pair of corner kicks early in the second half. Clemson created plenty of scoring chances and recorded five shots including four on goal, but Duke’s defense canceled out Clemson’s attack. Junior keeper Halle Mackiewicz recorded a huge 82nd-minute save to save a header attempt from Duke’s Michelle Cooper to solidify the clean sheet and 0-0 draw against the Blue Devils.
Clemson had eight shots, including six on goal and five corner kicks against Duke’s 11 shots, including two on goal and no corner kicks.
Next, the Tigers host Boston College on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Historic Riggs Field for Senior Day and the final regular season home game of the season. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game can be streamed on ACCNX.
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