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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD)

Tuesday, Oct. 147 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina (IPTAY Night / TigerCast)

Wednesday, Oct. 15Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)

Thursday, Oct. 16Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)Women’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Friday, Oct. 17TBA – Cross Country at Crimson Classic (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)6 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia (RSN)7 p.m. – Volleyball at Notre DameMen’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)Women’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Chapel Hill, N.C.)Men’s Golf at US Collegiate (Golf Club of Georgia, Atlanta)Women’s Golf at Stanford Intercollegiate (Stanford Golf Club)

Saturday, Oct. 18TBA – Rowing at Head of the Charles (Boston, Mass.)8:45 a.m. – Tail of the Tiger Club Rowing Event (Lake Hartwell)3:30 p.m. – Football at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass. – ESPNU)7 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Miami (TigerCast)Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)Women’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Chapel Hill, N.C.)Men’s Golf at US Collegiate (Golf Club of Georgia, Atlanta)Women’s Golf at Stanford Intercollegiate (Stanford Golf Club)

Sunday, Oct. 19TBA – Rowing at Head of the Charles (Boston, Mass.)1 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Pitt (RSN)Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)Women’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Chapel Hill, N.C.)Men’s Golf at US Collegiate (Golf Club of Georgia, Atlanta)Women’s Golf at Stanford Intercollegiate (Stanford Golf Club) 

Monday, Oct. 20Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Cary, N.C.)Women’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

SPORT UPDATES

Cross Country (@ClemsonTrackXC)Both Tiger teams were off last weekend, and the teams return to action Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the Crimson Classic.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)The Clemson diving team held its annual exhibition meet at McHugh Natatorium last Friday. 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: #22 USA Today; #24 Associated PressRecord: 4-2, 3-1 ACCDefense and special teams made the difference in Clemson’s 23-17 win over Louisville Saturday. The victory gave Clemson a 4-2 overall record, 3-1 in the ACC heading into this weekend’s game at Boston College. The contest in Chestnut Hill, Mass., kicks at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.Adam Humphries had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter to key the Clemson special teams’ performance. The senior ended the day with 107 punt return yards, fifth most in a single game in Clemson history.  Ammon Lakip had three field goals as Clemson completed a three-game home stand with a 3-0 record.The Tigers defense also scored a touchdown when Tavaris Barnes recovered a fumble and scored. Louisville converted just one of 17 third down opportunities and Clemson held the Cardinals to only 52 yards rushing.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Current Ranking: #32 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 32nd in the latest Sagarin Computer ratings released on September 30. Clemson’s strength of schedule is 10th best in the nation.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf) Clemson will return to the golf course this weekend at the Stanford Intercollegiate Hosted by Condeleeza Rice. It will be Clemson’s first appearance in the event and the longest distance the women’s program has traveled for a regular season tournament. This event will conclude the fall portion of the women’s golf schedule.The Tigers are coming off a 16th place finish at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla.  Clemson has played the 17th most difficult schedule in the nation according to Golfweek.  

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)Head Coach Steven Frazier Wong’s first squad begins its 2014-15 season at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston Saturday and Sunday. This year marks the 50th edition of the Head of the Charles, a premier regatta which attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators annually.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)Record: 6-6-0, 3-2-0 ACCThe Clemson men’s soccer team split a pair of games last week. On Tuesday, the Tigers fell to No. 7 Charlotte 1-0 at Historic Riggs Field. On Saturday, Clemson traveled to Pittsburgh and came away with a 2-0 ACC road victory. Sophomore Austen Burnikel and senior Manolo Sanchez scored for the Tigers, and redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Glodack picked up the shutout win. The Tigers host a pair of matches this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Coastal Carolina visits Historic Riggs Field at 7 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on TigerCast. On Friday, No. 8 Virginia visits Tigertown at 6 p.m. for a key ACC matchup.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 10-2-2, 3-2-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: #18 NCAA RPI / #24 NSCAA Coaches’ PollThe Clemson women’s soccer team went 2-0 in two ACC games last week, both at Historic Riggs Field and both delayed at some point by weather. The Tigers defeated Duke Thursday by a score of 1-0 thanks to a goal by sophomore Catrina Atanda. The goal was Atanda’s sixth of the season and she leads the team in both goals (6) and points (13). The win was Clemson’s first over the Blue Devils since 2007 and the goal by Atanda was the first goal the Tigers scored against Duke since 2007. On Sunday afternoon, Clemson bested Syracuse 1-0. Sophomore Claire Wagner netted the lone goal in the win. With the win over the Orange, the Tigers recorded 10 wins on the season for the first time since 2007. The Tigers return to action Saturday, Oct. 18 when they host Miami at 7 p.m. The team will wear pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)After two weeks off from fall tournament play, the Clemson men’s tennis team returns to action this week at the ITA Carolina Regionals, to be played Oct. 15-20 in Cary, N.C.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)The Clemson women’s tennis team is set to begin play at the ITA Carolina Regionals in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The tournament concludes on Monday, Oct. 20. The Tigers are still celebrating the historic doubles championship title won by Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies at the Riviera ITA All-American Doubles Championship in Pacific Palisades, Calif. two weeks ago.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 13-5 (2-3 ACC)The Clemson volleyball topped Virginia Tech 3-2 (28-26, 27-29, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11) last Friday and Georgia Tech 3-1 (25-13, 25-15, 21-25, 25-22) Sunday in Jervey Gym to pick up its first two conference wins of the season. Graduate Haleigh Hampton posted 20 kills on Friday, the second-most of her collegiate career, and led the Tigers to an exciting five-set come-from-behind victory against the Hokies. On Sunday, Kristin Faust led Clemson’s offensive efforts with 18 kills. Freshman setter Kate Federico had 90 assists on the weekend, 46 against Virginia Tech and 44 versus Georgia Tech. The Tigers put down 26 blocks as a team and the backcourt defense was led by Niki Collier and Federico who had 24 digs apiece. The Tigers travel to South Bend, Ind. on Friday, Oct. 17 to take on Notre Dame at 7 p.m. before returning home to host Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in a match televised on RSN.

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