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#5 Tigers Host #3 Cavaliers in Top Five ACC Matchup

#5 Tigers Host #3 Cavaliers in Top Five ACC Matchup

Game Information vs. VirginiaWho: #5 CLEMSON TIGERS (9-1-1, 3-1-0 ACC) vs. #3 VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (8-1-1, 2-1-0 ACC)When: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.Watch: ESPN3: http://es.pn/1FMTvbJ Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=93351History: First meeting since Oct. 6 when UVA won 3-0 in Charlottesville to improve their series record to 13-10-1 over the Tigers.

Notes:

Clemson:

  • Currently have the No. 4 RPI in the country, released earlier this week.
  • Ranked 5th in Soccer America poll, 7th by the NSCAA and 9th by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
  • The Tigers are coming off a 2-0 victory over Wake Forest at Historic Riggs Field on Oct. 2 in the #Riggs100 Celebration.
  • Junior midfielder Catrina Atanda leads the team in points (10).
  • Atanda also leads the team in goals (4), after leading the team in goals in 2014 (9).
  • Freshman defender Samantha Staab leads the Tigers in assists with five.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has 41 saves and has allowed just eight goals in 1001 minutes in the net.
  • Sheridan recorded a career-high 11 saves in Clemson’s 1-0 win over Georgia on Sept. 4 in Athens.
  • Sheridan has five shutouts this season and currently ranks third in Clemson history in career shutouts (20).

Virginia:

  • The Cavaliers are coming off a 1-0 win against Duke on Sept. 27 and had to postpone their match against NC State on Oct. 2 due to weather.
  • Junior midfielder Alexis Shaffer has five goals and four assists to lead the team in points (14).
  • Junior forward Morgan Reuther leads the team in goals with six.
  • Junior goalkeeper Morgan Stearns has seen most of the action in net for the Cavaliers playing 573 minutes, allowing four goals and accumulating 14 saves.
  • The Cavaliers are outshooting opponents 216 to 60 and outscoring opponents 33 to 6. 

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