Women's Soccer Tied For First in ACC After Beating Clemson

This team just keeps on winning.

Playing the first game of their three game homestand to end the regular season, the Virginia Women's Soccer team absolutely dismantled Clemson yesterday, winning by a 3-0 final score. Freshmen Morgan Brian (5 goals on the season) and Olivia Brannon (2 goals) and Sophomore Gloria Douglas (5 goals) scored the goals for Virginia. 

How dominant was the performance? At the half, with Virginia leading 1-0 on Brian's goal in the 37th minute, the Cavaliers had outshot Clemson 14-0 and held a 6-0 corner kick advantage. Ouch. The second half was marginally better for the Tigers on those statistics - 14-4 and 3-2, respectively - but not on the scoreboard where Douglas added a goal in the 57th minute and Brannon completed the scoring in the 71st minute. 

Once again, Lauren Alwine figured into the play, notching her team-leading seventh assist on the season on Gloria Douglas's goal. 

The win moved Virginia into a three-way tie for first in the ACC with Duke and North Carolina. Virginia holds the tie-breaker with UNC by virtue of having beaten them, but the Cavaliers and Blue Devils tied in the regular season. I'm unclear on what the tie-breaking rules are after head-to-head, but there's still plenty of soccer left to play anyway.

The Cavaliers return to the pitch on Thursday at 7pm when rival Virginia Tech comes to Klöckner Stadium. The match will be televised nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel. And lets be honest. You'd rather watch us kick Hokie tail than watch UCF at UAB or UCLA at Arizona, right?

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