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No. 12 Clemson Hosts Northeastern in NCAA First Round Sunday

No. 12 Clemson Hosts Northeastern in NCAA First Round Sunday

Match Information vs. Northeastern: 

Who: Northeastern Huskies (14-6-1) at Clemson Tigers (13-4-3)When: Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Tickets: http://bit.ly/2fnMAuKRankings: Clemson – No. 12 NSCAA, No. 11 Soccer America; Northeastern – NR.RPI: Clemson – No. 14, Northeastern – No. 56.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ESPN3 (http://es.pn/2fFqFSD)  Live Stats: NCAA.com (http://on.ncaa.com/2ervcZh) 

Clemson Team Notes:

  • The Tigers (13-4-3) are coming off a 1-0 loss to eventual-ACC-Champion Florida State in the ACC Semifinals on Nov. 4 in Charleston, S.C.
  • On Oct. 27, Clemson upset sixth-ranked Duke 1-0 in Durham, N.C. to finish the ACC regular season at 7-1-2 and claim a share of the ACC Regular Season Championship (with Notre Dame). It was only the second time in school history that the program has won the conference regular season title.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski was named the 2016 ACC Coach of the Year on Nov. 3, earning the conference coaching accolade for only the second time in Clemson women’s soccer history.
  • Clemson is unbeaten at home at Historic Riggs Field during the regular season, with a 9-0-2 record.
  • As a team, Clemson ranks in the top 20 in the nation in six offensive statistical categories. The Tigers are third nationally in assists (53) and assists per game (2.65), ninth in points per game (7.15), 11th in points (143) and 19th in goals (45) and scoring offense (2.25).
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2016, and 10 of those 15 have scored two or more goals on the season. 21 different Tigers have at least one assist on the season.

Clemson Player Notes:

  • Seniors Catrina Atanda and Kailen Sheridan were named to the 2016 All-ACC First Team on Nov. 3, while sophomore Sam Staab was named to the Second Team and senior Claire Wagner was a Third Team honoree.
  • Atanda, who was also named to the All-ACC Tournament Team on Nov. 6, leads Clemson in scoring with 12 goals and four assists for 28 points. Five of her 12 goals have been game-winners, placing her at 20th nationally in that category. Atanda has 30 career goals, a figure that ranks eighth in Clemson history.
  • Senior Jenna Weston is tied for second among Clemson players in scoring, with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Five of Weston’s six goals have been game-winners, which ties her for 20th in the nation with Atanda in that category.
  • Staab is also tied for second on the team in scoring with 15 points, on two goals and 11 assists. The 11 assists put her at sixth in the nation, while her 0.55 assists per game figure is 11th nationally.The 11 assists also put Staab in a tie for fifth in Clemson record books for single-season assists. Staab has 18 career assists in just two seasons for the Tigers, a figure that already has her tied for ninth in the school’s career record books.
  • Junior Shannon Horgan (three goals, seven assists) and Wagner (four goals, two assists) are the fourth and fifth Clemson players in double figures in scoring so far in 2016, with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Sheridan has played 1,583 minutes in goal in 18 contests for the Tigers. She has 60 saves and a .800 save percentage, while allowing just 15 goals for a 0.85 goals against average. Sheridan also has four solo shutouts and two combined shutouts on the season. The four-year starter in goal ranks in the top five in program history in four career categories: first in goals against average (0.85), second in solo shutouts (26), fourth in saves (220) and fourth in save percentage (.783).

Northeastern Notes:

  • Northeastern won its third CAA title in the past four seasons when it defeated Drexel 3-0 on Nov. 6, to improve to 14-6-1 on the season.
  • The Huskies are coached by Ashley Phillips, who was a four-year letterwinner and All-American goalkeeper for Clemson from 2004-07. Phillips is in her first season as head coach at Northeastern, after spending six seasons as an assistant and/or associate coach at the school.
  • Phillips still holds the Clemson single-season record for saves, with 119 recorded in 2006. She also holds the school’s career record for saves, with 326.
  • The Huskies are led in scoring by Hannah Rosenblatt who has 30 points on the season, via 13 goals and four assists.
  • Nathalie Nidetch has started all 21 games in goal for Northeastern, tallying 99 saves and five solo shutouts, while allowing 21 goals on the season.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson and Northeastern have met twice previously on the soccer field, with each team winning one match.
  • On Sept. 4, 2009, the Huskies won a 2-1 decision at the Georgia Nike Invitational in Athens, Ga.
  • On Sept. 4, 2001, Clemson defeated Northeastern 2-1 at Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.

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