Miami Picks Up Double-Overtime Win at Clemson

Miami Picks Up Double-Overtime Win at Clemson

Oct. 16, 2008

CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team (8-6-2, 1-4-1) handed the Clemson Tigers (5-7-1, 1-4-1) a 1-0 double-overtime loss on their senior night at Riggs Field.

Julianne Rickers scored the second goal of her collegiate career in the 106th minute to give the Hurricanes their first ACC win of the season. The game-winning goal came after Rickers took a Lauren Singer pass and beat the diving keeper to the left with a shot from 15-yards out.

“I didn’t have time to react,” said Rickers on scoring the game winner. “Everyone tackled me right after it happened, but it felt great.”

The game was played even throughout the first 105 minutes, as Clemson took a total of 19 shots to the Hurricanes’ 22. However, Miami proved to be much more accurate as they forced Clemson’s Paula Pritzen to make 13 saves. Vikki Alonzo was only called on to make three saves on the night.

Singer led Miami with a total of seven shots with Jessica Wyble adding six of her own. With the 1-0 victory Vikki Alonzo recorded her eighth shutout of the season, extending her school record.

“I am proud of how this team has been able overcome adversity,” said head coach Tricia Taliaferro. “They have worked hard all season, so it was rewarding to get this win.”

Miami will have a week off before they return home to Cobb Stadium to face ninth-ranked Duke, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.