Clemson Hosts Furman in NCAA First Round

Clemson Hosts Furman in NCAA First Round

NCAA First Round Game Information vs. Furman

Who: No. 2-Seed CLEMSON TIGERS (13-4-1) vs. FURMAN PALADINS (17-4-1)When: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.RPI: Clemson – No. 9; Furman – No. 87Rankings: Clemson – No. 7 NSCAA, No. 6 – Soccer America, No. 13 – Top Drawer SoccerFollow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and InstagramLive Video: Stats: Tickets:


Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers (13-4-1) are coming off a loss to Virginia in the semi-final round of the ACC Tournament, the team’s first appearance in the tournament since 2007.
  • Clemson completed the regular season with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse on Oct. 31 in Syracuse N.Y. With the win, the team brought their overall win total to 13, the highest in 13 years.
  • When Clemson defeated Penn on Sept. 11, the team finished regular season nonconference play unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record. The team’s only draw in nonconference play came against USF on Sept. 13.
  • Clemson is ninth in the RPI ranking released on Monday, Nov. 9. The Tigers have been in the top nine the entire season. There are seven ACC Schools in the top 15 of this week’s RPI (No. 1 Florida State, No. 3 Virginia, No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 12 Virginia Tech, No. 13 Duke, No. 15 North Carolina).
  • Juniors Catrina Atanda and Jenna Weston lead the team in goals (5), Atanda has a team leading four game-winning goals and Weston has three game-winning goals.
  • Atanda leads the team in total points with 13 and is joined by Claire Wagner (11), Sam Staab (11), and Jenna Weston (10), as the four members with more than ten points.
  • Fourteen players have combined to score Clemson’s 30 goals in 2015 and ten players have tallied at least one assist.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan is 10-4-1 in goal for the Tigers, registering 56 saves and allowing just 18 goals on the season, while playing 1451 minutes in the net.
  • Sheridan recorded her sixth shutout of 2015 in the Tigers’ 1-0 win against Syracuse on Oct. 31 bringing her career total to 21 and tying her for second place in school history for career shutouts.

Furman Notes:

  • Furman is coming off a 1-0 double overtime victory over Mercer on Nov. 8 to claim the SoCon Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship, their third under head coach Andrew Burr.
  • Senior forward Stephani DeVita leads the Paladins in scoring, netting 18 goals and four assists for 40 total points on the season, she is tied for fourth in the NCAA in goals for 2015.
  • Senior goalkeeper Maggie Grisell has seen most of the action in net for the Paladins, accumulating 1738 minuts with 66 saves and allowing 12 goals on the year.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers hold a 13-4-1 all-time record in the series against Furman.
  • Clemson last played Furman in the regular season on Aug. 25, 2015 at Historic Riggs Field. Catrina Atanda scored the only goal in the contest, lifting the Tigers over the Paladins 1-0.
  • The Tigers and Paladins also met in an exhibition game at Historic Riggs Field in 2014 where the Tigers once again were led by Catrina Atanda who registered one of two goals scored by Clemson in the 2-0 victory over Furman on Aug. 15.