No. 15 Wake Forest Falls to Clemson, 2-1
Oct. 22, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 15 Wake Forest fell to Clemson, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in Wake Forest's final road match of the regular season.

The Demon Deacons move to 10-4-3 overall and 4-3-2 in the ACC while the Tigers improve to 9-5-2 this year and 3-4-2 in league play.

The Tigers put themselves on the board first in the 8th minute when Jenna Polonsky was served the ball, which she shot just outside of Lindsay Preston's diving reach. Clemson doubled its lead in the 24th minute when Jeni Erickson crossed in from the right side and tipped the ball in from two yards out.

Coming out of the half trailing 2-0, Maddie Huster had an opportunity less than a minute out of the break when she shot from the top of the box but Clemson's keeper dove for the save at the last minute.

However, it was Kahla Seymour that cut the Tigers' lead in half in the 52nd minute when she intercepted a pass in the middle of the field and shot from 10 yards out. The goal was Seymour's first of the season and third of her career, last scoring against Boston College on Oct. 22, 2015.

The Deacs nearly had the equalizer in the 74th minute as Vicky Krug took a shot off a feed from Estelle Laurier but Clemson's keeper Sandy MacIver made a diving, last-minute save. Just three minutes later, Hannah Betfort went one-one one with MacIver, but the keeper made the save on the hard, point-blank shot.

Huster had the opportunity to tie the game once again as the Deacs earned a free kick with 24 seconds remaining. Huster took the shot but the ball went just left of the goal as time expired.

Nine Demon Deacons recorded shots in the contest, led by Huster and Betfort with three each. Huster also led the Deacs with two shots on goal. Wake Forest held the advantage in shots (14-7), shots on goal (6-2) and corners (9-4) but could not find the back of the net.

Up next, the Deacons close out the regular season as they welcome Miami to Spry Stadium on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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