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Clemson and Syracuse Face Off in College Cup Rematch Friday

Clemson and Syracuse Face Off in College Cup Rematch Friday

Syracuse Match Information

Who: No. 8 Clemson Tigers (9-2-3, 3-1-2 ACC) vs. No. 6 Syracuse (10-3-1, 3-2-1 ACC)

When: Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.

Watch: TV: ESPNU // ESPN3 (http://es.pn/2dT1Y27)

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://statb.us/b/140676)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (9-2-3, 3-1-2 ACC) is coming off a 3-2 non-conference win over Brown on Sunday.
  • Three freshmen recorded career first on Sunday against Brown. Harrison Kurtz earned his first start; Andrew Burnikel scored his first goal, and Robert Campbell recorded his first assist.
  • The Tigers are currently ranked third in the Atlantic Division behind Louisville and Wake Forest.
  • Sophomore Ximo Miralles ranks fourth in the ACC with a (.820) save percentage.
  • Junior Diego Campos continues to lead the Tigers in scoring with five goals, 13 points, and three game-winning goals.
  • Junior Oliver Shannon leads the Tigers with four assists, and Grayson Raynor is second on the team with seven points.
  • The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the country in RPI.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 12 by Soccer America, and No. 4 by Top Drawer Soccer.

Syracuse Notes:

  • Syracuse the 2015 ACC Champions are currently (10-3-2, 3-2-1 ACC).
  • Syracuse’s most recent outing came on Tuesday night when they defeated Hartford 2-0.
  • Senior Chris Nanco and sophomore Miles Robinson lead Syracuse with nine points and four goals apiece.
  • As a team, Syracuse has outscored opponents 15-5 in the second half this season.
  • Sophomore Hendrik Hilpert has played every minute in net this season and has recorded eight shutouts with a (.735) save percentage.
  • The defense of Syracuse has only allowed nine goals in 14 matches.
  • Syracuse is ranked No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 9 by Soccer America, No. 9 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 7 in the RPI.

Series Notes:

  • Friday night is a rematch of the College Cup, a penalty shootout win for Clemson to advance to the NCAA National Championship
  • Clemson’s all-time record against Syracuse is 1-3-1.
  • The Orange were victorious in their last visit to Historic Riggs Field against the Tigers in the 2015 ACC semifinals.

Promotions:

  • The first 750 fans receive a sweat activation t-shirt at the gate.

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