Liberty women's soccer gauntlet of an ACC road trip this week concluded Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field against Clemson. The Lady Flames fell behind in the first half and was unable to overcome as Clemson defeated Liberty 5-0. The Tigers improved to 5-3 while Liberty drops to 1-6.
32' – CLEMSON – Kimber Haley (Unassisted)
42' – CLEMSON – Alana Hockenhull (Assist by Audrey Viso)
44' – CLEMSON – Sam Staab (Assist by Alana Hockenhull)
71' – CLEMSON – Jackson Moehler (Assist by Kimber Haley)
74' – CLEMSON – Kimber Haley (Unassisted)
Clemson applied pressure early on Liberty's backline in the first half scoring three goals in the first half, making it an uphill climb all day for the Lady Flames. The Tigers attempted 14 shots in the first 21 minutes of the game before jumping on the scoreboard and taking control of the game.
Key Stats & Notes
Freshman Zoe Gaffney earned first collegiate start.
Clemson attempted 20 shots in the first half.
31 shots was the most Liberty has allowed this season in a single game.
Eight saves was the most for Melody Jayroe in a game this season and ties for the most in her career (8 saves vs. Charleston Southern, 10/14/17).
Liberty played five freshmen including Gaffney and Madison Ellis who earned starts.
Liberty played 22 players against Clemson.
Thoughts from Coach Wedemeyer
"I thought we played better in spurts of this game than we did Thursday. We played another very good opponent and if you make a mistake, they are going to punish you and that is what happened. I thought Melody (Jayroe) played an unbelievable game and we created a few chances throughout the game, we just couldn't capitalize."
Liberty will close out its non-conference slate next week on the road against James Madison. Kick off against JMU is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.