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Sep 06, 2018

Clemson Opens ACC Play at Boston College Friday, Faces UMass Sunday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team goes back on the road for two matches this weekend, with its ACC opener against Boston College slated on Friday and its first-ever matchup with UMass set for Sunday.

Boston College Match Information
Who: Clemson Tigers (3-1-0; 0-0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (1-0-2; 0-0-0)
When: Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newton Campus Fields // Newton, Mass.
Live Stats:

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers are coming off a 2-0 defeat of Villanova on Monday night. Kimarni Smith opened the scoring in the 16th minute with his first goal of the year thanks to Chris Matlashewski’s first assist as a Tiger. Nine minutes later, John Murphy Jr. netted his first Clemson goal after capitalizing on the deflection of a saved Grayson Barber shot.
  • In addition to Smith and Murphy Jr., Tanner Dieterich (1) and Adrian Nuñez (1) have also scored for Clemson this season.
  • Keeper Jonny Sutherland has played every minute of the Tigers’ first four matches in goal, totaling 10 saves against two goals allowed. Both of those goals came during the first half against Creighton, and Sutherland has had seven straight shutout halves since.
  • Sutherland’s three solo shutouts lead the ACC and are tied for first in the country.
  • Sutherland was named to the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List as one of just four goalkeepers on the 32-player list.
  • Murphy Jr. was named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Preseason Best XI Freshman team.
  • Clemson was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Division in 2018, a spot above their 2017 finish, according to a preseason vote of the conference’s 12 head coaches. Clemson received four first-place votes in the division, placing it behind reigning ACC Champion Wake Forest, which was picked as the Atlantic Division favorite with eight first-place votes.
  • Clemson received votes in the Sept. 4 iteration of the United Soccer Coaches poll.
  • The Tigers are led by team captains Patrick Bunk-Andersen and Dieterich.

Boston College Notes:

  • Boston College most recently saw action last Friday night in a 1-1 tie at Providence, the Eagles’ second overtime match of 2018. Sophomore Beto Luna scored the lone Eagle goal early in the matchup, but he earned a red card in the 75th minute to render him ineligible for the match against Clemson.
  • Senior Simon Enstrom leads the Eagles with three goals on the year, good for six points.
  • Sophomore keeper Antonio Chavez Borrelli made a career-high nine saves, including three in overtime, against Providence. He has totaled 11 saves against three goals allowed in 175 minutes for the Eagles this season. Freshman Joe Fryatt has also seen 135 minutes worth of action for Boston College, allowing two goals against three saves.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers defeated the Eagles 1-0 at Historic Riggs Field last September on Dieterich’s first goal of the season. Clemson most recently travelled to Boston College in 2016, and the match ended in a 0-0 overtime tie.
  • Clemson has beaten or tied Boston College in 11 straight matchups, with the last loss coming in 2009 on the road.
  • Dating back to 2005, Clemson leads the overall series 9-3-5.

UMass Match Information
Who: Clemson Tigers (TBD) vs. UMass Minutemen (TBD)
When: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.
Where: Rudd Field // Amherst, Mass.
Live Stats:

UMass Notes:

  • UMass is coming off a 3-0 home victory over Bryant on Monday night. Senior DeAndrae Brown netted two of the three Minutemen goals, with both coming in the last 15 minutes of play.
  • UMass is set to face Boston University on the road on Friday night before matching up with the Tigers at home on Sunday.
  • Brown leads the Minutemen with three goals scored, good for six points total.
  • Sophomore keeper Marvyn Dorchin played in goal for the Minutemen’s first match of the season, allowing one goal against two saves. However, redshirt freshman Trey Miller has since taken over, playing every minute of UMass’ next three matches and allowing two goals while making seven saves.

Series Notes:

  • Sunday’s match will mark the first meeting between Clemson and UMass in men’s soccer.

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