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No. 8 Clemson Faces No. 7 West Virginia in Morgantown Friday

No. 8 Clemson Faces No. 7 West Virginia in Morgantown Friday

Match Information:Who: Clemson Tigers (2-0) at West Virginia Mountaineers (1-0-1)When: Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.Where: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, Morgantown, W.V.Rankings: Clemson – No. 8 NSCAA, No. 9 Soccer America, No. 9 Top Drawer Soccer; West Virginia – No. 7 NSCAA, No. 4 Soccer America, No. 6 Top Drawer SoccerFollow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: WVUSports.com (http://www.wvusports.com/mediaplayer.cfm?showID=381)Live Stats: WVUSports.com (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=140962)

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers opened the season with a 2-0 record, with wins over #12 Auburn on the road (2-0) and Georgia at home (3-1) on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, respectively.
  • Freshman midfielder Julie Mackin earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring her first career goal at Auburn, and then adding two assists in the win over the Bulldogs.
  • Five different players have scored the Tigers’ five goals so far this season – Mackin, Catrina Atanda, Paige Reckert, Claire Wagner and Jenna Weston.
  • Mackin and Weston each tallied two assists in the contest against Georgia. Shannon Horgan, Katie Sprouse and Sam Staab have the Tigers’ other three assists on the season.
  • Mackin and Weston are tied for the early team lead in scoring, with four points apiece.
  • Freshman Sandy MacIver made her second career start in goal against Georgia, recording two saves along with the win. Against Auburn, she also recorded two saves, the win and her first career clean sheet.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski is now in his sixth season at the helm of the Clemson program. Radwanski was named the NSCAA’s Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2015.

West Virginia Notes:

  • The Mountaineers opened their season at the PSU Invite with a double-overtime draw against the Nittany Lions followed by a 2-0 victory against Buffalo.
  • The win against Buffalo was the 300th career victory for 21-year head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown.
  • Four players have two points to tie for the early team lead in scoring, Michaela Abam, Grace Cutler, Heather Kaleiohi and Amandine Pierre-Louis.
  • Rylee Foster has a 1-0-1 record and has played 182 minutes in goal, posting nine saves for the Mountaineers.

Series Notes:

  • Friday’s match will be the first-ever meeting between Clemson and West Virginia in women’s soccer.

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