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No. 17 Tigers Celebrate 13 Seniors Sunday vs. NC State

No. 17 Tigers Celebrate 13 Seniors Sunday vs. NC State

Match Information vs. NC State

Who: NC State Wolfpack (9-6-1, 3-4-1 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (11-3-2, 5-1-2 ACC)When: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 17 NSCAA, No. 13 Hero Sports, No. 15 Soccer America, No. 15 Top Drawer Soccer. NC State – RV NSCAA.RPI: Clemson – No. 14, NC State – No. 28Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2e3oEAI)  Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://statb.us/b/138784)  

Promotions:

  • Prior to the match, the Tigers will honor their 13 seniors as they play their final regular season home match at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The first 300 fans in attendance will receive a free Clemson Rambler.

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (11-3-2, 5-1-2 ACC) has won three straight ACC matches, most recently a 2-1 victory over Boston College on Oct. 20 at Historic Riggs Field. The win over the Eagles improved the Tigers’ record to 8-0-1 in home matches and 2016.
  • As a team, Clemson ranks first in the nation in three offensive statistical categories: total points (130), total assists (48) and assists per game (3.00). The team is third nationally in points per game (8.13) and fifth in scoring offense (2.56) and total goals (41).
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads the team in scoring with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. Atanda has 27 career goals, a figure that ranks seventh in Clemson history.
  • Senior Jenna Weston ranks 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, including three in the past three matches. The five game-winning goals puts Weston in eighth-place nationally in that category.
  • Sophomore Sam Staab has a team-best 10 assists so far in 2016. She ranks third in the nation in that category, and is fourth nationally in assists per game (0.63). Staab also has one goal for 12 points. The 10 assists also put Staab in a tie for sixth in Clemson record books for assists in a single seasons.
  • Junior Shannon Horgan (three goals, six assists) and senior Claire Wagner (four goals, two assists) and are the fourth and fifth Clemson players in double figures in scoring, with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2016, and nine of those 15 have scored two or more goals on the season.
  • Nineteen different Tigers have at least one assist on the season. Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan became the 19th player to tally an assist on the season on Oct. 9, when she assisted on the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 1-0 win at Louisville.
  • Sheridan has played 1,203 minutes in goal in 14 contests for the Tigers. She has 46 saves and a .793 save percentage, while allowing just 12 goals for a 0.90 goals against average. Sheridan also has three solo shutouts and two combined shutouts on the season.

NC State Notes:

  • NC State (9-6-1, 3-4-1 ACC) has lost three-straight ACC matches, most recently a 3-1 loss at Virginia on Oct. 20.
  • Tziarra King leads the Wolfpack in scoring with six goals, one assist and 13 points.
  • Sydney Wootten has played 16 games in goal for NC State, posting 65 saves and five shutouts while giving up 17 goals on the season.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 17-5-4 all-time advantage against NC State, and an 8-1-2 record in matches played between the two teams at Historic Riggs Field.
  • Last season’s meeting, on Oct. 22, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C., was a 4-1 victory for the Tigers, in which four different players, Abby Jones, Catrina Atanda, Jeni Erickson and Sam Staab, scored goals.

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