Bend it like Blue Devils?
Duke women’s soccer beat Clemson on Saturday 3-2 on an absurd goal scored with 14 minutes remaining. Senior Taylor Racioppi whipped the ball with the outside of her foot, and it bent completely across the face of goal, leaving a diving Clemson goalkeeper Sandy MacIver absolutely no chance as it tucked into the top-right corner of the goal.
The curl on the ball combined with the shot off the outside of the foot renders this goal one of the best you’ll see.
Not only is the goal fantastic to watch, the win is massive for the Blue Devils. The game elevated the team to second in the conference with just four more regular season games to go. Coming into the match, Duke rested just one point above the Tigers in the standings.
Racioppi has been selected to train with the U.S. youth setup in the past, and has been a critical part of the Duke team over the last four years. She has 77 appearances for the school, with 73 of those starts, and has scored 21 goals and 17 assists including six goals and an assist this season.