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Aug 30, 2018

Clemson Hosts Villanova for First Friday, Travels to Wofford on Sunday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team is set to host Villanova in a First Friday match-up on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. Admission is free for all regular season home Clemson women’s soccer matches, and fans are encouraged to support the Tigers at Riggs following the conclusion of the First Friday Parade.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Tigers travel to Spartanburg to take on Wofford at Snyder Field in a 6 p.m. start.

Match Information:
Clemson Tigers vs. Villanova Wildcats
When: Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
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Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers dominated Indiana, 4-2, on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Historic Riggs Field in their regular season home opener, thanks to two goals apiece by sophomore Mariana Speckmaier and redshirt senior Miranda Weslake.
  • It was Speckmaier’s second-career multi-goal game, as she scored a hat trick in her first career collegiate game in a win over SIUE in Bloomington, Ind. on Aug. 18, 2017.
  • The two goals against the Hoosiers marked the first-career multi-goal game for Weslake, who, with three goals through four matches, has already surpassed her season goal production of two goals from the 2017 season.
  • Clemson opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. on Friday, Aug. 17 and dropped a 1-0 decision at Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 19. Weslake scored the first goal of the 2018 season for the Tigers in the 89th minute against the Beavers.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Weber made her first collegiate start, and also picked up her first career save and first career shutout at Oregon State, and has started the first four games of the season for the Tigers, amassing 10 saves and the one shutout.
  • Head coach Eddie Radwanski is entering his eighth season at the helm of the Clemson program. In 2016, Radwanski was named ACC Coach of the Year after leading his squad to an ACC regular season title.
  • Starting keeper Sandy MacIver has returned to Clemson after spending the last three weeks in France with England’s National Team in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. The Young Lionesses made history on Friday, Aug. 24 as they claimed the bronze medal with a win in penalty kicks (4-2) over France, giving England its best-ever finish at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
  • MacIver was awarded the Adidas Golden Glove award for her outstanding performance in goal at the World Cup. She started all six matches for England and compiled 38 saves.
  • Starting defender Sam Staab was the only collegiate player called up to the U.S. U23 Women’s National Team for the 2018 Nordic Tournament that takes place from Aug. 29-Sept. 3. The San Diego native started and played the full 90 minutes in the U.S.’s 2-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Villanova Notes:

  • The Wildcats are coming off a 4-0 win over Lehigh on Sunday, Aug. 26, giving them a three-match winning streak.
  • Villanova fell 1-0 in the 2018 season opener in Easton, Pa. against the Lafayette Leopards on Friday Aug. 17.
  • Leading the offense for the Wildcats is freshman forward Chloe O’Neill. She has netted two of Villanova’s nine goals, while assisting on three for a total of seven points.
  • Freshman Hensley Hancuff has started all four matches in net for Villanova, allowing only four goals while picking up 11 saves.


Series Notes:

  • This is the first-ever meeting between Clemson and Villanova in women’s soccer.

Match Information:
Clemson Tigers at Wofford Terriers
When: Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: Snyder Field, Spartanburg, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Stats:
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Wofford Notes:

  • The Terriers are searching for their first win of the 2018 season as they head to Alabama to take on Alabama A&M on Friday.
  • Sophomore Eva Dailey is Wofford leading scorer, with the lone goal coming in the season opener against UNC Asheville.
  • The Terriers have given up a total of 10 goals this season.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has an 8-0-0 advantage in the series against Wofford with the first meeting between the two teams taking place in 2000.
  • The last time the two teams met at Snyder Field, the match ended in a 5-1 Clemson victory on Sept. 7, 2015.

Admission is free for all 2018 home Clemson women’s soccer matches. For complete coverage of the Clemson women’s soccer, follow @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.