Hurricanes Pull Out 1-0 Double Overtime Win Over Clemson
Oct. 12, 2005
CLEMSON, S.C. – Redshirt sophomore forward Rebecca Tweneboah netted the game-winning goal in the 104th minute of play for the University of Miami women’s soccer team in a double-overtime contest against ACC foe Clemson Wednesday night at Riggs Field.
UM’s (7-8-1, 2-5-0 ACC) Tweneboah set up the scoring play – her fourth and now team-leading goal – in the middle of the field, feeding a ball to freshman forward Tessa Lennala on the right side. Lennala played the ball back to Tweneboah in the box to set up the game-winner past Clemson (6-6-2, 1-4-1 ACC) keeper Ashley Phillips at the game’s 103:55 mark.
The Tigers opened the game on the attack, recording 10 of their 20 shots on the night in the game’s first half but were held scoreless by UM keeper Lauren McAdam, who picked up her sixth win and fourth shutout of the season.
The second half would see both teams pick up the intensity as the two conference opponents combined for just nine shots while collecting a combined five yellow cards. Despite the heightened pressure play, neither team was able to score before regulation ended.
Miami was held shotless through the first overtime, but defended all four Clemson attempts to move into a second overtime.
The Hurricanes and Lennala, who recorded two shots in the fourth period’s first minute, came out in the final allowable 10 minutes with urgency that eventually led to Tweneboah’s game-winner.
The Hurricanes return to action Sunday, taking on in-state conference and eighth-ranked rival Florida State at 12 noon. Sunday’s game against FSU will be broadcast with a one-hour tape-delay on SUN Sports Television Network.