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Sep 13, 2018

Clemson Hosts Miami in ACC Opener on Friday

CLEMSON, S.C. –Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Florence on our opponent’s travel plans, changes have been announced for the Clemson women’s soccer match scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 14. The Tigers will now host Miami on Friday at noon at Historic Riggs Field for the Atlantic Coast Conference opener.


Match Information:
Clemson Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes
When: Friday, Sept. 14 at noon
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
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Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers went 1-1 last weekend, falling to West Virginia, 2-1, on Friday and Liberty, 5-0, on Sunday, Sept. 9.
  • Offensively, Clemson dominated last week, outshooting its opponents 38-20 overall and 16-8 in shots on goal.
  • Redshirt senior Miranda Weslake picked up her fourth goal of the season, netting the lone goal for the Tigers in the 2-1 loss to the Mountaineers on Friday, Sept. 7.
  • Freshman Jackson Moehler picked up her first collegiate goal while seniors Sam Staab and Alana Hockenhulll scored their first of the season and sophomore Kimber Haley netted her second and third goals in the Tigers’ 5-0 win over Liberty at Historic Riggs Field.
  • Weslake and sophomore Mariana Speckmaier lead the team in goals (4) and points (9) on the season. The four goals place them in a tie for seventh among ACC players, while the nine points rank tied for eighth in the conference.
  • Junior goalkeeper Sandy MacIver started her fourth match in net for the Tigers after returning from France, where she represented England’s women’s national team and earned a bronze medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • The Winsford, England native is tied fifth among ACC keepers in goals against avg. (0.50) and ninth in save percentage (.800).
  • MacIver picked up her third clean sheet of the season against Liberty, earning her ninth solo shutout at Clemson. The nine career solo shutouts ranks fifth in program history.
  • Starting defender Staab was the only collegiate player called up to the U.S. U23 Women’s National Team for the 2018 Nordic Tournament that took place from Aug. 29-Sept. 3. The San Diego, Calif. native scored the team’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Norway to secure the USA’s first-place finish.

Miami Notes:

  • The Hurricanes are 3-3-1 overall and are coming off a 1-1 draw at Jacksonville on Sept. 6.
  • Leading the offense for Miami is freshman Gudrun Haralz, who has three goals and two assists for eight points.
  • Phallon Tullis-Joyce has started all seven matches in net for the Hurricanes this season. The redshirt senior keeper has 24 saves, a save percentage of .706, one shutout and a goals against average of 1.40.

Series Notes:

  • Miami has a 7-6-1 record all-time against the Tigers, and the series dates back to 2004.
  • Junior Mackenzie Smith scored Clemson’s lone goal in the Tigers’ 1-0 victory over Miami in the last regular season meeting between the two teams on Sept. 29, 2017 at Cobb Stadium.
  • The last time the two teams met at Historic Riggs Field, the match ended in a 1-0 victory for Clemson on Oct. 14, 2016.

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