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No. 12 Clemson Faces No. 20 Notre Dame Thursday, Louisville Sunday On the Road

No. 12 Clemson Faces No. 20 Notre Dame Thursday, Louisville Sunday On the Road

Match Information at Notre Dame:

Who: Clemson Tigers (8-2-2, 2-0-2 ACC) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1-3, 3-0-1 ACC)When: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.Where: Alumni Stadium, Notre Dame, Ind.Rankings: Clemson – No. 12 NSCAA, No. 8 Hero Sports, No. 12 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 15 Soccer America; Notre Dame – No. 20 NSCAA, No. 16 Hero Sports, No. 19 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 14 Soccer America;RPI: Clemson – No. 15, Notre Dame – No. 14.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2de8XAJ)Live Stats: UND.com (http://www.und.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoccer.html?event=1500890&school=nd&sport=wsoccer&camefrom=&startschool=&) 

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (8-2-2, 2-0-2 ACC) is 5-0-2 in its last seven matches, most recently tying Virginia Tech 2-2 in Blacksburg, Va. on Oct. 1.
  • Clemson as a team ranks first in the nation in five offensive statistical categories: total goals (37), total points (118), total assists (44), points per game (9.83) and assists per game (3.67). The team is second nationally in scoring offense (3.08).
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads the Tiger team in scoring with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. Atanda is ranked in the top-25 nationally in several categories: eighth in game-winning goals (4), 11th in total goals (9), 12th in total points (22), 23rd in goals per game (0.75) and 23rd in points per game (1.83).
  • Sophomore Sam Staab has a team-best nine assists so far in 2016. She is in a five-way tie for first in the nation in that category, while ranking second nationally in assists per game (0.75).
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2016, and eighteen different players have at least one assist on the season.
  • Senior Kailen Sheridan has played 843 minutes in goal in 10 contests for the Tigers, posting 32 saves while allowing 10 goals.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski is in his sixth season at the helm of the Clemson program. Radwanski was named the NSCAA’s Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2015.

Notre Dame Notes:

  • Notre Dame (8-1-3, 3-0-1 ACC) is coming off a 2-1 double-overtime win at Louisville on Oct. 1. The Irish have a 6-0 record in home matches so far this season.
  • Jennifer Westendorf has scored five goals and picked up one assist for 11 points on the season to lead the team in scoring.
  • Kaela Little has started all 12 matches in goal for the Irish and has 53 saves and six solo shutouts, while allowing just six goals on the year.

Series Notes:

  • Notre Dame has a 2-1 record against Clemson all-time. The Irish won the only match played between the two teams at Alumni Stadium, a 1-0 victory on Oct. 23, 2014.
  • Clemson won the most recent meeting in the series in thrilling fashion. On Sept. 19. 2015, Claire Wagner scored in the 102nd minute to lead the Tigers to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over then fifth-ranked Notre Dame at Historic Riggs Field.

Match Information at Louisville:

Who: Clemson Tigers (8-2-2, 2-0-2 ACC) at Louisville Cardinals (7-3-2, 2-1-1 ACC)When: Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.Where: Lynn Stadium, Louisville, Ky.Rankings: Clemson – No. 12 NSCAA, No. 8 Hero Sports, No. 12 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 15 Soccer America; Louisville – RV Top Drawer Soccer, No. 21 Soccer America;RPI: Clemson – No. 15, Louisville – No. 53.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2dbtF6B)Live Stats: GoCards.com (http://www.sidearmstats.com/louisville/wsoc/)

Louisville Notes:

  • The Cardinals (7-3-2, 2-1-1 ACC) fell to Notre Dame 2-1 in double overtime in Louisville on Oct. 1 in their last time out.
  • Brooklynn Rivers leads Louisville in scoring with four goals, two assists and 10 points on the season.
  • Taylor Bucklin has started every match in goal for the Cardinals and has tallied 38 saves and three shutouts while giving up 11 goals.

Series Notes:

  • Sunday’s match will be the first meeting between Clemson and Louisville in women’s soccer.

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