Clemson Prevails 1-0 Over Tech
Graham gets game-winner for the Lady Tigers
October 6, 2004 BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Clemson University Lady Tigers played an aggressive game, attacking the midfield relentlessly, and won a hard fought 1-0 contest over Virginia Tech in the schools' first-ever meeting. With the win, Clemson stands at 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies' fall to 7-4 on the season and 3-2 in conference competition. Pushing the ball forward most of the first half, Clemson tallied four shots to just two for the home team. However, in the opening frame, the Hokies totaled two corner kicks to just one for the Lady Tigers. The teams played to a 0-0 tie at the intermission. Just 54 seconds into the second half, Jacquelyn Hines played a ball to Britten Meyer, who then fed Allison Graham. Graham promptly blasted the ball past the outstretched arms of Hokie goalkeeper Mallory Soldner for a 1-0 advantage for the visitors. Graham's shot was one of 13 attempted by Clemson in the final 45 minutes. The goal was Graham's second of the season. Tech would not give up, however. The Hokies pressured Lady Tiger goalkeeper Lauren Johnston in the final period. In the 70th minute, the Hokies had perhaps one of their best scoring chances of the night. Tech played a long ball into the box and had an apparent goal, but was called for offsides. In the closing minute, the Hokies attempted to knot the game at 1-1. However, the Clemson defense was too strong. Although Tech served the ball into the box several times, a Lady Tiger defender always seemed to deflect a pass or knock the ball towards the midfield stripe. For the game, Clemson totaled 17 shots to just five for the Hokies. Tech tallied five corner kicks to one for their counterparts. Soldner amassed four saves to one for Johnston, who recorded her fourth shutout of the season. Clemson piled up 13 fouls, while the Hokies' had eight. The Lady Tigers were also assessed two yellow cards in the game. Jenny Anderson and Elizabeth Jobe received the cards. The Hokies look to bounce back on Sunday, when they travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on the No. 14 Florida State Seminoles in a 1 p.m. contest.