Women's Soccer Upsets #1 North Carolina
CLEMSON, SC --Nancy Augustyniak scored a goal and assisted on the other in leading fourth-ranked Clemson to a 2-1 upset win over number-one ranked North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's soccer match at Clemson, SC Wednesday (September 13) night.
Clemson--Nancy Augustyniak (Penalty Kick) 61:12 Clemson--Deliah Arrington (Nancy Augustyniak) 74:31 Shots: Clemson 11 North Carolina 16 Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, North Carolina 6 Saves: Katie Carson (C) 7, Kristin DePlanchett (NC) 5 Fouls: Clemson 10, North Carolina 11 Attendance 1,899
With the win, Clemson improves its record to 7-0 on the year 2-0 in the ACC. North Carolina falls to 6-1 this season, 1-1 in the ACC. Clemson is ranked fourth in the NSCAA poll and fifth in the Soccer America listing. North Carolina is ranked first in both polls. The Tar Heels are the defending NCAA Champions.
North Carolina had won 37 consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference matches dating back to a 3-2 loss to Duke on October 19, 1994, the first season Clemson fielded a women's soccer team. Clemson and Duke are the only teams in history to defeat North Carolina in ACC play.
North Carolina scored first as Jena Kluegel sent the ball in on a corner kick. Maggie Tomecka flicked the ball to Anne Remy who scored from six yards out with 33:31 gone in the match.
Nancy Augustyniak scored on a penalty kick at the 61:12 mark. Deliah Arrington was brought down in the box by North Carolina goal keeper, Kristin DePlanchett.
Nancy Augustyniak scored the winning goal at the 74:31 mark. Augustyniak sent the ball to Arrington. Arrington sent a 25 yard shot on the ground to the lower right corner of the net.
"The key to this victory was guts," said Clemson Head Coach Ray Leone. "Our team showed a commitment for 90 minutes. I am so proud of them. This win is for my wife Tracey who started this program in 1994. It killed her that she could not be here. She is in Sydney for the Olympics. She called the team before the game and wished them luck. I am especially happy for this senior class. (On the winning goal.) It was a quick shot and it surprised their keeper. It seemed liked it rolled for ever."
Clemson 2, North Carolina 1
North Carolina--Anne Remy (Jena Kluegel and Maggie Tomecka) 33:31
Clemson Wins over #1 Ranked Teams
Clemson's women's soccer win over #1 ranked North Carolina in women's soccer marked the 20th time in the school's sports history that the Tigers had gained a win over the #1 ranked team in the nation. It was the first time since the baseball team won over #1 ranked Florida State in Tallahassee on April 10, 1999. The women's soccer team's victory was the first time Clemson had beaten a #1 team on the Clemson campus since Feb. 15, 1992 when the Lady Tiger women's basketball team defeated a #1 ranked Maryland team, 72-55.
The baseball program has nine wins over the #1 ranked team. The men's soccer program is second with five #1 wins.
Clemson wins over Number-one Ranked Teams
Sport Date Site Opponent Score
Baseball 5-21-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 7-2
Baseball 5-22-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 10-9
Soccer 10-23-77 Clemson, SC St. Louis 3-1
Men's B-Ball 1-9-80 Clemson, SC Duke 87-82 (OT)
Men's Tennis 2-6-82 Los Angeles, CA UCLA 5-4
Soccer 9-19-82 Edwardsville, IL SIU-Edwardsvlle 2-1
Soccer 11-25-84 Clemson, SC Alabama A&M 3-1
Men's Tennis 3-22-86 Malibu, CA Pepperdine 8-1
Baseball 5-10-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 7-4
Baseball 5-11-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 9-5
Soccer 11-22-87 Bloomington, IN Indiana 2-1
Women's B-Ball 3-3-91 Fayetteville, NC Virginia 65-62
Women's B-Ball 2-15-92 Clemson, SC Maryland 72-55
Baseball 5-17-93 Greenville, SC Georgia Tech 9-8
Soccer 10-10-93 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 2-1
Baseball 5-13-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 9-8
Baseball 5-15-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 7-4
Baseball 6-4-96 Omaha, NB Alabama 14-13
Baseball 4-10-99 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 8-4
Women's Soccer 9-13-00 Clemson, SC North Carolina 2-1
Clemson--Nancy Augustyniak (Penalty Kick) 61:12
Clemson--Deliah Arrington (Nancy Augustyniak) 74:31
Shots: Clemson 11 North Carolina 16
Corner Kicks: Clemson 2, North Carolina 6
Saves: Katie Carson (C) 7, Kristin DePlanchett (NC) 5
Fouls: Clemson 10, North Carolina 11