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No. 3 Clemson Takes on No. 2 Wake Forest in ACC Championship Sunday in Charleston

No. 3 Clemson Takes on No. 2 Wake Forest in ACC Championship Sunday in Charleston

ACC Championship Match Information

Who: No. 3 Clemson Tigers 12-2-4 (4 Seed) vs. No. 2 Wake 12-2-5 (2 Seed)

When: Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: MUSC Health Stadium, Charleston, S.C.

Watch: ESPNU // WatchESPN (http://es.pn/2fwrKxm)

Live Stats: TheACC.com (http://bit.ly/2fVnjfv)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (12-2-5) advanced to the ACC Championship match on Wednesday night by defeating Boston College 1-0 with an 88th-minute goal by senior Alec Happi
  • The Tigers are in search of their 15th ACC Championship in program history on Sunday afternoon in Charleston.
  • Sunday is the second time in three years the Tigers have advanced to the ACC Championship.
  • Sophomore Ximo Miralles moved into a tie for fourth in Clemson history with ten solo shutouts for the season and is tied for first in the ACC this season.
  • The Tigers enter the ACC Championship match on a seven-match unbeaten streak.
  • The Clemson defense is ranked tied for first in the ACC with 11 shutouts, and third with (0.58) goals allowed average.
  • Head Coach Mike Noonan is five wins away from 300 career wins and has won 10 or more games in his last four seasons.
  • Five Tigers earned All-ACC honors last week. Diego Campos along with Oliver Shannon were named (2nd team), Patrick Bunk-Andersen was named (3rd team), and the Malick Mbaye and Tanner Dieterich were named to the All-Freshman Team.
  • 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.

Wake Forest Notes:

  • Wake Forest (14-2-3) advanced to the ACC Championship after a thrilling overtime victory over Louisville on Wednesday.
  • After Louisville had scored with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to send the match to overtime, freshman Ema Twumasi scored 90 seconds into the first overtime period to send Wake to the ACC title match on Sunday.
  • The Demon Deacons are currently on an eight-match unbeaten streak heading into the championship match.
  • Redshirt senior Alec Ferrell leads the ACC with a (.865) save percentage and is second with a (0.48) goals against average.
  • Senior Ian Harkes was named ACC Midfielder of the Year along with All-ACC First Team honors, and Head Coach Bobby Muss was named Coach of the Year.
  • A total of six Demon Deacons earned All-ACC honors last week. Ian Harkes, Jacori Hayes and Alec Ferrell (1st team), Kevin Politz (2nd team), Brad Dunwell (3rd team), and Ema Twumasi (All-Freshman Team)
  • The Demon Deacons are ranked No. 4 in the RPI.
  • Wake Forest is ranked No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 2 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 2 by Soccer America.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers current overall record against Wake Forest is (18-18-7) and the Tiger have not lost to Wake Forest since 2011.
  • On Sept. 30 The Tigers handed the Demon Deacons their only ACC loss of the season by winning 1-0 at Historic Riggs Field.

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