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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD)

Monday, Oct. 6Women’s Golf at Schooner Fall Classic (Norman, Okla. – Belmar Golf Club)

Tuesday, Oct. 77 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Charlotte (ESPN3)

Thursday, Oct. 97 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Duke (ESPN3)

Friday, Oct. 106 p.m. – Diving Exhibition (McHugh Natatorium at Fike Recreation Center)7 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (TigerCast)8 p.m. – ROCK THE JOHN (Littlejohn Coliseum)

Saturday, Oct. 113:30 p.m. – Football vs. Louisville (Family Weekend) (ESPNU)7 p.m. – Men’s Soccer at Pittsburgh

Sunday, Oct. 121 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Syracuse (TigerCast)3 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech (TigerCast)

 

SPORT UPDATES

Men’s and Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB and @ClemsonWBB)The men’s and women’s basketball programs each officially opened practice Sunday in preparation for the 2014-15 season. The programs will team up to hold Rock the John at 8 p.m. Friday as a way for fans to get to know the team and get excited about the year. 

Cross Country (@ClemsonTrackXC)Both Tiger teams recorded top-10 finishes in the gold division of Saturday’s Greater Louisville Classic. The men’s team took seventh as a group, highlighted by Roland Hakes’ eighth-place showing. Hakes shaved over nine seconds off his personal 8K best. The women’s team was eighth and was led by Grace Barnett in 32nd position. The teams return to action Friday, Oct. 17 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the Crimson Classic.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)The Clemson diving team holds its annual exhibition meet at McHugh Natatorium Friday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. The exhibition is one of two chances for fans to see the Tigers dive at home this year, as the team’s only other home meet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 versus College of Charleston. The Tigers officially open the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Nov. 1 against Duke, NC State and Richmond in Greensboro, N.C.

Football (@ClemsonFB)|Current Ranking: #25 USA TodayRecord: 3-2, 2-1 ACCClemson’s defense registered its first shutout of an ACC opponent in 16 years in leading the Tigers to a 41-0 win over NC State last weekend. It was the largest margin of victory for Clemson over the Wolfpack, who entered the game having scored at least 40 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history.The Tigers defense forced three turnovers, including a sack, fumble recovery and touchdown by All-American Vic Beasley, who tied the Clemson career sack record on the play. It was the 28th of his career, tying him with Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams.Mike Williams caught two touchdown passes from Deshaun Watson within the first six minutes of the game to get the Tigers off to a great start on offense. Williams, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, finished with six receptions for a career high 155 yards.The Tigers face Louisville, the nation’s leader in total defense, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. A limited number of tickets remain.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Current Ranking: #27 Golfweek/SagarinThe Clemson men’s golf team had last week off and will not return to action until October 17-19 when the team competes in the US Collegiate at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. It is annually one of the top fall events of the college golf season.Clemson is ranked 27th in the latest Sagarin Computer ratings released on September 30. Clemson’s strength of schedule is 11th best in the nation.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)The women’s golf team is competing in the Schooner Fall Classic, wrapping up play today. The team was in a tie for 16th place with host school Oklahoma through two rounds. The 54-hole event being played on the par 70 Belmar Golf Course will conclude late Monday afternoon. Lauren Salazar was Clemson’s top player through two rounds with a two-over-par score of 142, good enough for 22nd place in the 91-player field.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)Record: 5-5-0, 2-2-0 ACCThe Clemson men’s soccer dropped its only match last week in double-overtime (3-2) to No. 9 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first 35 minutes of play, but could not hold off the Tar Heels down the stretch. Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell played a phenomenal match in goal, tallying eight saves, a new career high. Freshman Diego Campos and sophomore Austen Burnikel scored in the contest; it was the first career goal for both players. Clemson hosts No. 10 Charlotte Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 at Historic Riggs Field and travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 8-2-2, 1-2-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: #19 NCAA RPI / #21 NSCAA Coaches’ PollThe women’s soccer team played one game last week, tying ACC foe Wake Forest 1-1 following double overtime in Winston-Salem. Sophomore Catrina Atanda scored the equalizer in the 79th minute. She now leads the Tigers in scoring with five goals and one assist for 11 points. Sophomore Kailen Sheridan posted four saves in the contest, bringing her season total to 27, while allowing just eight goals on the year. After two consecutive road games, the Tigers return home for two games at Historic Riggs Field this week. Clemson hosts Duke Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 and Syracuse Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. on TigerCast. 

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)The Clemson men’s tennis team concluded play at the ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. over the weekend. Senior Hunter Harrington, ranked 30th nationally, qualified for the Singles Main Draw, where he fell to 17th-ranked Nathan Pasha of Georgia in the first round before going 1-1 in the consolation bracket. Harrington and fellow senior Alejandro Augusto advanced to the Doubles Main Draw after winning three matches in the Qualifying Draw. The duo, ranked 24th, lost a close match to Washington’s 21st-ranked doubles team in the first round of the Main Draw before winning their consolation match. The Tigers return to action next week at the ITA Carolina Regionals, held Oct. 15-20 in Cary, N.C.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Clemson’s doubles team of Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies won the Riviera ITA All-American Doubles Championship in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Sunday, becoming the first Tigers (singles or doubles) to ever win a title at the prestigious fall tournament. Gumulya and Rompies won four matches en route to the title, which included wins over the top-ranked and sixth-ranked doubles teams in the nation. The pair also secured a bid to the ITA Indoor Individual Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. (the home of the U.S. Open) in November. Next up for the Tigers is the ITA Carolina Regionals, played in Chapel Hill, N.C. from Oct. 16-20.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 11-5 (0-3 ACC)The Clemson volleyball team fell to Miami 3-1 (11-25, 25-17, 25-27, 12-25) in Coral Gables, Fla., last Friday and to 12th-ranked North Carolina 3-0 (18-25, 25-27, 23-25) in Clemson on Sunday. Senior Kristin Faust posted 23 kills on the weekend, 18 of them from the Miami contest, in which she tied for the most kills in the game. Senior Niki Collier led the backcourt with 30 digs in the two matches and freshman Kate Federico ran the offense with 63 assists on the weekend. The Tigers are home for two matches this weekend, hosting Virginia Tech Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., and Georgia Tech Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., in Jervey Gym. Both matches will be broadcast on TigerCast.

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