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Apr 25, 2023

ACC Quarterfinals: No. 6 seeded Clemson vs. No. 3 seeded North Carolina

No. 6 seeded Clemson to Face No. 3 seeded North Carolina in ACC Quarterfinals

📍Charlotte, N.C. (American Legion Memorial Stadium)

🗓 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 • 6:30 p.m.

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Clemson, S.C. – After earning a bye in the first round of the ACC tournament, No. 17/19 Clemson (12-5, 4-5 ACC) is set to play the reigning National Champions No. 6 North Carolina Wednesday, April 26 at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. at 6:30 p.m. Clemson’s game against North Carolina will close out the quarterfinals as it will be the fourth game that day. This will be Clemson Lacrosse’s first postseason appearance in program history. The game will be streamed live on ACCN and live stats will be available here.

The Tigers secured the No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament with a 17-7 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday, April 20. In Thursday’s game, Emily Lamparter saved her 100th shot, Ella Little secured her 100th draw control and Hannah Hilcoff scored her 50th goal of the season. Eight different Tigers scored, with Gianna New, Marina Miller, and Belle Martire leading all scorers with hat tricks. 

Clemson last faced North Carolina on Sunday, March 26 at Chapel Hill where the Tigers lost 8-17. In their last matchup, the Tar Heels got a quick 5-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of the game. Along with Gianna New leading Clemson with three goals, Sofia Chepenik, Hanna Hilcoff and Jalyn Jimerson also put the ball in the back of the net. Because Coach Kwolek was recovering from surgery as a part of her treatment for breast cancer, she was unable to attend Clemson and UNC’s first meeting in March. 

The Tar Heels closed out their regular season with a close 13-12 win over the Duke Blue Devils. North Carolina is the defending National Champion and the six-time reigning ACC Tournament Championship. Freshman Attacker Marissa White leads UNC in goals with 35, while Junior Attacker Caitlyn Wurzburger leads her team in total points with 30 goals and 26 assists. Alecia Nicholas is North Carolina’s main goalie as she has played the majority of minutes this season and has saved 111 goals with a .470 save percentage. 

A win over North Carolina Wednesday would earn Clemson a spot in the ACC Final Four on Friday, April 28th at 3:30 p.m. The Tigers would play the winner of Syracuse and Virginia Tech. 

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