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#5 Tigers Host #9 Hokies in Top-10 ACC Matchup Sunday

#5 Tigers Host #9 Hokies in Top-10 ACC Matchup Sunday

Game Information vs. Virginia Tech

Who: #5 CLEMSON TIGERS (9-2-1, 3-2-0 ACC) vs. #9 VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (12-1-1, 4-1-0 ACC)When: Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.Watch: TigerCast: http://www.clemsontigers.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPSID=657785&SPID=103702&DB_LANG=C&db_oem_id=28500 Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=93385History: Clemson is 2-6-3 against Virginia Tech who won last seasons contest 2-0 on Sept. 19 in Blacksburg, Va.

Notes:

CLEMSON:

  • Currently has 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 loss to Virginia at Historic Riggs Field on Oct. 8 despite outshooting the Cavaliers 14-12 in the match.
  • Junior midfielder Catrina Atanda leads the team in points (10) and shots (35).
  • 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 43 saves and has allowed just ten goals for a save percentage of .840, which leads the ACC.
  • 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 TECH:

  • The Hokies are coming off a 3-1 win against Wake Forest on Oct. 8
  • Junior forward Murielle Tiernan leads the team and ACC in goals (12) and points (26).
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Kaylyn Smith has seen most of the action in net for Virginia Tech playing 1235 minutes, allowing 12 goals and accumulating 37 saves.
  • The Hokies are outshooting opponents 231 to 127 and outscoring opponents 34 to 14. 

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