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#10 Tigers Host #5 Notre Dame in ACC Opener Saturday

#10 Tigers Host #5 Notre Dame in ACC Opener Saturday

Who: #10 CLEMSON TIGERS (6-0-1) vs. #5 NOTRE DAME IRISH (7-0-1)When: Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.Watch: ESPN3: http://es.pn/1iD342E Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=93318History: Teams have met twice, the past two seasons. Notre Dame won both games, including a 1-0 victory in South Bend on Oct. 23, 2014.

Notes:

CLEMSON:

  • The Tigers open ACC play against the Irish after finishing nonconference play unbeaten, with a 6-0-1 record.
  • This is the second consecutive season that the Tigers have been unbeaten in nonconference play, as Head Coach Eddie Radwanski’s team was 7-0-1 in the nonconference slate in 2014.
  • Clemson is coming off of a 2-1 win over Penn on Sept. 11 and a 0-0 double-overtime draw with USF of Sept. 13, both at Historic Riggs Field.
  • Junior midfielder Catrina Atanda leads the team in goals (3) and points (7) after leading the team in both categories in 2014 (9 goals, 20 points).
  • Freshman forward Alana Hockenhull and junior defender Claire Wagner are tied for second on the team in scoring with five points apiece.
  • Freshman defender Samantha Staab leads the team in assists with four.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has 27 saves on the year and has allowed just 4 goals in 615 minutes in goal.
  • Sheridan has three shutouts this season and currently ranks third in Clemson history in career shutouts (18).

NOTRE DAME

  • The Irish are coming off a 2-0 victory against Michigan on Sept. 13 to close nonconference play unbeaten, with a 7-0-1 record.
  • Senior forward Anna Gilbertson and freshman forward Natalie Jacobs lead the team in points (12).
  • Gilbertson also leads the team in goals, with five.
  • Kaela Little (0 GA, 3 saves, 215 minutes) and Lexi Nicholas (3 GA, 1 save, 524 minutes) have split time in goal this season.

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