CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team hosts Coastal Carolina Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. The match will be broadcast live online via TigerCast on ClemsonTigers.com. Tickets can be purchased online through the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office or at the gate on gameday.
The Tigers improved to 6-6-0 and 3-2-0 in the ACC on the season following a 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh on the road on Saturday. Sophomore Austen Burnikel and senior Manolo Sanchez scored for Clemson and redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Glodack picked up the shutout win. Two of the Tigers’ three conference wins have come on the road, as they previously defeated Boston College 2-0 on Sept. 12 in Newton, Mass.
Junior T.J. Casner and sophomore Thales De Mello Moreno lead the team with three goals apiece on the season. Casner’s nine points also lead the team. Through 12 games, 12 different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers. Glodack and sophomore Andrew Tarbell have split time in goal this season. Tarbell has played eight matches and posted two clean sheets, while Glodack has 24 saves and a .828 save percentage in his five games of action.
Coastal Carolina boasts a 9-3-0 overall record and a 3-0-0 record in the Big South Conference. The Chanticleers most recently knocked off UNC Asheville, who Clemson defeated 2-0 during the exhibition season on Aug. 23, 4-0. Sophomore Sergio Camargo leads Coastal Carolina in scoring with four goals and 12 points this season. Devin Cook-Perales has started nine games in goal and saved 33 shots.
Clemson has a 6-2-1 all-time advantage in the series against Coastal Carolina, with all nine matches being played at Historic Riggs Field. The Chanticleers won the most recent meeting between the two teams by a score of 2-1 in 2007, while the Tigers won 2-0 when the teams met in 2005. The Tigers are ranked 31st in the RPI poll released by the NCAA on Monday, Oct. 13, while Coastal Carolina is listed 34th. The Chanticleers received votes in the NSCAA poll released last Tuesday, Oct. 8.
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