CLEMSON, S.C. – In a neck-and-neck battle on History Riggs Field, Alabama came up short and ended its season Friday night, falling to Clemson, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson Tide capped its season with 12 wins, which is the most victories recorded in program history since 2002.
After a defensive showdown dominated the first half of the match, Alabama (12-8-1) took the lead in the 68th minute, after freshman Casey Wertz tapped in the ball to tally her four goal of the season. The lead did not last long as Clemson (10-5-3) scored a pair of goals five minutes apart for the 2-1 advantage.
Chatham DePropso led the Crimson Tide in shots with two on goal while Wertz netted her lone shot on goal inside the net. Senior goalkeeper Kat Stratton wrapped up her career at Alabama with four saves in 90 minutes.