No.19 Women's Soccer Falls to Duke, 3-0
Oct. 15, 2002
The NC State women's soccer team (8-4-1, 2-1-1) fell to the Duke Blue Devils (6-6-1, 1-2), 3-0 in a rain soaked match in Durham on Tuesday. The Wolfpack suffered its first loss since it fell 1-0 to South Carolina on Sept. 21.
Sophomore Casey McCluskey notched the first goal of the night for Duke in the 40th minute. McCluskey dribbled down the left touchline and fired from about 15 yards out. The ball flew past the outstretched hands of senior netminder Gretchen Lear.
McCluskey tallied her second goal of the match in the 51st minute. After a Wolfpack foul, the Blue Devils set up a free kick from 25 yards out. McCluskey stepped up to the ball and fired it into the Wolfpack goal.
Freshman Carolyn Riggs rounded out the scoring in the 75th minute off an assist from freshman Heidi Hollenbeck. Hollenbeck slipped the ball to Riggs who fired on the net from 25 yards out. Riggs leads the Blue Devils in goals with eight.
NC State will host the Florida State Seminoles (7-4-3, 1-2-1) on Sat., Oct. 19 at 2:00 p.m. This will be the eighth meeting between the Wolfpack and the Seminoles. Florida State won the previous meeting, 2-1 in overtime on Sept. 23, 2001.
Head Coach Laura Kerrigan, Thoughts on the Match "We didn't come out and play our best soccer tonight. We have to play at our best in the ACC. Duke did play well tonight and we just couldn't find the spark. We will be ready next time."
Game Summary 1 2 F NC State 0 0 0 Duke 1 2 3