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Aug 22, 2018

Clemson Heads to Columbia for Palmetto Series Showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team will travel to Columbia to face in-state rival South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Match Information:
Who: 
Clemson Tigers at No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks
When: Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Stone Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=223991
Watch Live: http://www.espn.com/watch

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. on Friday, Aug. 17 and dropped a 1-0 decision at Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 19.
  • Redshirt senior Miranda Weslake scored the first goal of the 2018 season for the Tigers in the 89th minute against Oregon State.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Weber made her first collegiate start, and also picked up her first career save and first career shutout.
  • With the win, Clemson improved to 23-1-1 (.920) in season-opening matches, dating back to the program’s inaugural season in 1994.
  • The Tigers return nine starters from the 2017 squad, including senior defender Sam Staab and sophomore forward Mariana Speckmaier, who each earned All-ACC honors a season ago.
  • Head coach Eddie Radwanski is entering his eighth season at the helm of the Clemson program. In 2016, Radwanski was named ACC Coach of the Year after leading his squad to an ACC regular season title.
  • Starting keeper Sandy MacIver has yet to join the Tigers this season, as she has been competing with England’s National Team in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France. The Young Lionesses made history as they defeated the Netherlands 2-1 to advance to the country’s first-ever U20 Women’s World Cup semifinal.
  • MacIver and South Carolina’s Grace Fisk, junior starting defender, will be playing in the third-place match on Friday against host country France.

South Carolina Notes:

  • The Gamecocks kicked off the 2018 season with a 1-0 home victory over Fordham on Aug. 17 and are coming off a 2-0 win over College of Charleston on Sunday.
  • South Carolina has a very young roster, with 26 underclassman, seven juniors and just one senior making up the team.
  • Freshman Selma Sol Magnusdottir is leading South Carolina statistically with one goal and one assist, picking up her first collegiate goal in the 2-0 win over College of Charleston.
  • Magnusdottir was named as one of the 23 players for Iceland’s women’s soccer nation team, announced by the Football Association of Iceland yesterday. ­

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 13-10-1 all-time advantage in the series against South Carolina, and at Stone Stadium the Tigers are 5-6-1.
  • The Tigers lost the most recent meeting between the two teams by a score of 1-0 on Sept. 8, 2017 at Historic Riggs Field.
  • Last season’s match marked the first time Clemson (No. 4) and South Carolina (No. 7) faced one another with both teams in the Top 10.
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