ELON, N.C.- The Clemson women’s soccer team’s offensive prowess continued on Friday night as the Tigers defeated Elon 5-0 on the road. Eddie Radwanski’s team improves to 3-0 on the season and has scored 12 goals in the last two games.
Anastasio netted her second goal of the night and third of the year at the 65:16 mark, again assisted by Horgan. Atanda added her second goal of the night just over a minute later to put the Tigers up 5-0. She was assisted by Horgan, who tallied her fourth assist of the night on the play.
Sophomore Kailen Sheridan posted three saves on the night and combined with junior Hunter Rittgers for the shutout. Prior to tonight’s game the Phoenix had not been held scoreless in 24 games dating back to November 12, 2012.
The Tigers will travel to Richmond, Va. to take on the Rams Sunday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m.
“I give a lot of credit to Elon. They played a great first half. They played hard, and are extremely well-coached.
“We got a wonderful first goal by Salma early in the first half. At halftime, we made some slight adjustments and had a conversation reminding the team about our game plan.
“We were fortunate to score right away in the second half, which set the tone. Our depth played a big part in the second half. We scored some great goals; the finishing was clinical.
“Another positive was that we got different contributions from a lot of people. It was great to get Shannon involved, with her four assists, and also to see Emily Byorth moving forward and getting into the offense a bit. Overall it was a great team effort, particularly in the second half.”
Clemson 5, Elon 0
Clemson - Anastasio (from Horgan) 10:51
Clemson - Atanda (from Andreski) 46:04
Clemson - Kington (Horgan, E. Byorth) 53:56
Clemson - Anastasio (from Horgan, E. Byorth) 65:16
Clemson - Atanda (from Horgan) 66: 24
Saves - Sheridan (CU) 3, Rittgers (CU) 0, Branson (EU) 0, Murphy (EU) 0
Shots - Clemson 11, Elon 5
Corner Kicks - Clemson 4, Elon 1
Fouls - Clemson 8, Elon 3
Morning Walk & Stretch thru the Greensboro Arboretum. Game tonight at Elon University 7pm! pic.twitter.com/xHxORTMvuG— ClemsonWomensSoccer (@clemsonwsoccer) August 29, 2014