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Bockstie continues streak in loss against Virginia

Mya McKenzie
Clemson attacker Claire Bockstie (38) leads the Tigers in goals, assists and points this season.

Although the No. 18 Clemson women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season to the No. 14 Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, the Tigers still managed a few net positives in the game. Notably, graduate attacker Claire Bockstie continued her scoring streak of three or more points, which she has done in every game this season.

The season opener saw the UMBC transfer notch four goals and five assists to total nine points against Davidson, and she has continued her dominance ever since.

Saturday’s game saw the Tigers without attackers Regan Byrne, Hanna Hilcoff and Kerri Thornton, in addition to midfielder Ella Little. Before the game, Byrne was tied with Bockstie for most goals in the season, with 11. In her fellow attacker’s absence, Bockstie stepped up when it mattered most, scoring three goals on eight shot attempts against the Cavaliers to take the sole title of leading scorer.

With 14 goals and nine assists to tally 23 points, Bockstie is now tied for 52nd in the nation in total points. Her hat trick against Virginia was her third of the season in just five games, the most of the team.

Her first goal against the Cavaliers came just 15 seconds into the second quarter. She followed up her first score shortly after with her second goal halfway through the same period. Her next goal didn’t come until there was 2:26 left in the game when she scored Clemson’s final goal of the match.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, Bockstie’s efforts were not enough to prevail over the Cavaliers, as Clemson had its second-lowest scoring game of the season behind last month’s 11-5 win over Furman. The Tigers also showed some struggles on the defensive end, as 18 points is the most that any team has scored on Clemson this season.

The Tigers will be back in action in a battle of the beasts as they travel to Macon, Georgia, to face the Mercer Bears at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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