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Sep 20, 2018

Clemson Set To Face No. 1 Wake Forest

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team is set to play in its first home ACC match of the 2018 season when the No. 1 Wake Forest Demon Deacons visit Historic Riggs Field on Friday night.

Wake Forest Match Information
Who: Clemson Tigers (4-2-1; 0-1-0 ACC) vs. No. 1 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-0-0, 2-0-0 ACC)
When: Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field // Clemson, S.C.
*Note: The match will also be televised on the following FOX Sports affiliates: FOX Sports South: KY, NC (Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington, Greenville/New Bern) // FOX Sports Southeast: SC, GA, AL, MS, NC (Charlotte, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Asheville)
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Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson most recently saw action on Tuesday night against Upstate foe Furman at Historic Riggs Field. Adrian Nuñez netted a pair of goals, Tanner Dieterich converted on a penalty kick, and Quinn McNeill and Grayson Barber each added their first career score to lead the Tigers to a 5-2 victory.
  • Nuñez leads the team with three goals, good for six points.
  • Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Malick Mbaye, John Murphy Jr. and Kimarni Smith have also found the back of the net once each for Clemson this season. Barber (2), Andrew Burnikel, Nate Hall, Johnny Heckman, Chris Matlashewski and Cale Thorne have all added assists.
  • Keeper Jonny Sutherland has seen the majority of action in goal for the Tigers, totaling 13 saves against six goals allowed in 527 minutes. George Marks made his collegiate debut in the Tigers’ Sept. 9 matchup with UMass, playing all 110 minutes of the double-overtime match and saving two shots while allowing no goals. Nolan Lennon played the final 11 minutes of the Furman match and allowed one goal.
  • Sutherland’s three solo shutouts are tied for first in the ACC with North Carolina’s James Pyle, NC State’s Leon Krapf and Virginia’s Colin Shutler.
  • Clemson received votes in the Sept. 18 iteration of the United Soccer Coaches poll.
  • The Tigers are led by team captains Bunk-Andersen and Dieterich.

Wake Forest Notes:

  • Wake Forest is one of just two teams in the United Soccer Coaches top 25 that has not yet lost or tied in a match (Saint Mary’s (CA)).
  • The Demon Deacons most recently saw action on Sept. 14 when they visited No. 16 Virginia Tech and came away with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. Junior Bruno Lapa and sophomore Omir Fernandez scored the two Wake Forest goals.
  • Both Lapa and Fernandez have netted six goals this season, with Lapa adding five assists to total a team-high 17 points.
  • Fernandez earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week this week, good for his second consecutive weekly honor.
  • Junior goalkeeper Andreu Cases Mundet has played every minute of the Demon Deacons’ seven matches, allowing six goals against 15 saves. He has posted clean sheets against two teams, No. 8 NC State and Georgia Southern. 

Series Notes:

  • The two teams met twice in Winston-Salem last season, with the first being a 3-2 Wake Forest win during the regular season and the second a 2-1 Demon Deacon victory in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
  • Wake Forest has not won in Clemson since 2009. Over the last three meetings between the Tigers and Demon Deacons at Historic Riggs Field, Clemson has won twice (2014, 2016) and there has been one tie (2012).
  • Dating back to 1980, Wake Forest holds a slight edge in the series with a 21-18-7 record over Clemson.

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