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No. 5 Clemson Heads to No. 7 Louisville for Final Regular Season Match

No. 5 Clemson Heads to No. 7 Louisville for Final Regular Season Match

Louisville Match Information

Who: No. 5 Clemson Tigers 10-2-4 (3-1-3 ACC) vs. No. 7 Louisville 11-3-2 (5-1-1 ACC)

When: Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.watchespn.com/)

Live Stats: GoCards.com (http://www.sidearmstats.com/louisville/msoc)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (10-2-4, 3-1-3 ACC) earned a 1-0 victory over Georgia Southern on Tuesday night.
  • Senior Aaron Jones provided the game-winning goal on Senior Night, blasting a free kick from 30 yards out into the upper ninety that left the Georgia Southern goalkeeper flat-footed.
  • With a win on Friday night, Head Coach Mike Noonan can record his 70th career win at Clemson.
  • With a win, Clemson clinches the 4th seed in the ACC Tournament and a first-round bye.
  • The Clemson defense recorded its ninth shutout of the season on Tuesday night, which is the most in the regular season during the Mike Noonan era.
  • The Clemson defense has posted a (0.63) goals against average and is ranked 13th in the NCAA and 14th in the NCAA with a (0.53) shutout percentage.
  • Sophomore Ximo Miralles (8-2-4) ranks third in the ACC and 18th in the NCAA with a (.836) save percentage.
  • In the last ten matches, Clemson has only allowed four goals while scoring 14.
  • The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the country in RPI for the second straight week.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 4 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 11 by Soccer America.

Louisville Notes:

  • Louisville can clinch the ACC Atlantic Division crown with a win on Friday night.
  • Junior Mohamed Thiaw is second in the ACC with 11 goals and 23 points and averages (0.69) goals per game.
  • Louisville is currently 7-1-1 at home this year and 3-0 at home during ACC play.
  • The Cards have outscored opponents 31-9 this season, and on Sept. 24 they posted six goals against Virginia in a 6-1 victory.
  • Graduate Stefan Cleveland has played every minute in the goal this year and ranks third in the ACC with a (0.55) goals against average and tied for first in the ACC with nine shutouts.
  • Louisville ranks second behind Clemson for average home attendance in the ACC this season.
  • The Cardinals are ranked No. 3 in the RPI.
  • Louisville is ranked No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 8 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 6 by Soccer America.

Series Notes:

  • Friday night is only the fourth ever meeting between Clemson and Louisville.
  • Clemson leads the series 2-0-1.
  • The Tigers defeated the Cards 4-2 last year at Historic Riggs Field.

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