Oct. 13, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Maryland women's soccer team battled hard but fell to No. 5 Clemson in an ACC battle on Friday night at Riggs Field.
Clemson's Alison Sinclair scored the game's only goal on a lofting shot from about 25 yards out, which beat Maryland keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) at the 51:58 mark in the second half.
Serrins kept Maryland in the game with several point blank saves throughout the game.
"Clemson is a really good team," said head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "Our players never gave up and played hard against a tough ACC opponent. I'm happy that we never let down."
Clemson improved to 14-1 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. Maryland fell to 6-8 overall, 0-5 in the ACC.
The trend continued with the home team winning every game in the series that dates back to 1994. Clemson holds a 5-4 lead in the series, winning all of the matches at Riggs Field.
The Terps return to action on Tuesday night as they travel to James Madison for a 7 p.m. match with the Dukes.
Maryland (6-8-0, 0-5-0) 0 0 -- 0 No. 5 Clemson (14-1-0, 4-1-0) 0 1 -- 1Scoring: Maryland - none. Clemson - Alison Sinclair (unassisted) 51:58.
Goalies: Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 6 saves, 1 GA). Clemson - Katie Carson (90 minutes, 0 1 save, 0 GA)
Team Stats: Maryland - Shots 0-1=1, Corner Kicks 1-1=2, Saves 3-3=6, Fouls 5-8=13, Offsides 0.
Clemson - Shots 8-8=16, Corner Kicks 7-3=10, Saves 0-1=1, Fouls 5-6=11, Offsides 2.