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No. 3 Clemson Hosts No. 7 Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals Sunday

No. 3 Clemson Hosts No. 7 Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals Sunday

Syracuse Match Information

Who: No. 3 Clemson 11-2-4 (4 Seed) vs. No. 7 Syracuse 11-3-3 (5 Seed)

When: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m.

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

Watch: ACC Network Extra

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (11-2-4) earned a 1-0 victory at Louisville last Friday to close out the regular season undefeated on the road and clinch a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament.
  • Freshman Malick Mbaye found the back of the net for the second time this year for the game-winning goal against the Cards.
  • Sophomore Ximo Miralles currently sits 5th in Clemson history with nine solo shutouts for the season, and his nine shutouts are the most by a sophomore Tiger.
  • The Tigers enter the ACC Tournament on a five-match unbeaten streak.
  • The Clemson defense is ranked 8th in the country with a (0.56) goal against average.
  • In the last five ACC matches, Clemson has not allowed a goal while scoring four.
  • The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the country in RPI for the third straight week.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 3 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 8 by Soccer America.

Syracuse Notes:

  • Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament by a score of 4-0 behind two goals apiece by senior Chris Nanco and sophomore Jonathan Hagman.
  • Syracuse is currently 11-3-3 and have outscored opponents 29-10 this season.
  • The Syracuse and Clemson defense are tied 6th in the country with a (0.59) shutout percentage this season.
  • Sophomore Hendrik Hilpert is tied for first in the ACC with ten solo shutouts in 17 matches.
  • The Syracuse defense ranks 7th in the country with a (0.56) goal against average.
  • The Orange are ranked No. 11 in the RPI.
  • Syracuse is ranked No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 7 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 9 by Soccer America.

Series Notes:

  • Sunday is the 5th meeting in two years between Syracuse and Clemson.
  • Last season Syracuse knocked Clemson out of the ACC Tournament in the semifinals at Historic Riggs Field and went on to win the ACC Championship at Notre Dame.
  • On Oct. 21 the Tigers and Orange played to a scoreless draw in double overtime at Historic Riggs Field.

Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online at ClemsonTigers.com, HERE.

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