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Women's Soccer Has Heartbreaker at Clemson

The Hokies fall out of the top 10 after losing to Clemson

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The women's soccer team has fallen out of the top 10 after losing 2-3 to Clemson on Sunday. The loss puts the Hokies at 12-2-1 on the season ad 4-2 in conference play. They are now ranked No. 12.

The Tigers scored first in the 17th minute and the Hokies tied the game during the 33rd minute with a goal that was headed in by Alani Johnson off of a pass from Kallie Purify. The score remained tied at intermission. Clemson scored again during the 53-minute mark. Tech then answered with a goal by Candace Cephers. But with only 11 minutes left to play, Clemson's Shannon Horgan scored what would be the game-winning goal.

Clemson outshot Tech 13-10, but the Hokies had the advantage when it came to corner kicks outnumbering the Tigers, 8-2.

"I was proud of the fight the girls had today and their determination," head coach Chugger Adair said. "We're looking forward to getting home against Miami and getting past our three road games in a row," he concluded.

Sunday's match concluded a stretch of three consecutive road conference games, two of those being against nationally ranked teams. The Hokies will return to Thompson Field on Saturday to face Miami, at 7 p.m.