Women's Soccer Battles No. 11 Clemson, Falls 2-1

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CLEMSON, S.C. - The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team went toe-to-toe with No. 11 Clemson for more than a half on Friday night, but the Tigers used a 10-2 shot advantage in the second half and gained a 2-1 win over the Quakers at Riggs Field.

Clemson (6-0-0) got a pair of goals from Catrina Atanda to gain a two-goal advantage. The first came off an assist from Alana Hockenhull in the 54th minute, and the second was on a converted penalty kick just after the hour mark.

Penn (3-1-0) got one of those goals back with just under nine minutes remaining. Erin Mikolai whipped a free kick into the box, and senior defender Paige Lombard was there to head it in. It was a similar goal to the one that Lombard scored in Penn’s previous match, a 3-0 win against Mount St. Mary’s.

Clemson outshot Penn on the night, 19-8. Kalijah Terilli started in goal but was replaced by Carrie Crook after just 10 minutes of action; the junior finished the night with four saves. At the other end, Kailen Sheridan made two stops to get the win in the Tigers goal.

Penn remains in the Palmetto State through the weekend, completing the trip with a match against USC-Upstate on Sunday at noon.

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