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Oct 27, 2018

Clemson Ships Up to Boston For ACC Quarterfinal Match on Sunday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team is set to travel to Massachusetts to face the No. 4 seed Boston College Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference soccer tournament.

Match Information:
No. 5 seed Clemson Tigers at No. 4 seed Boston College
When: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.
Where: Newton Soccer Field, Newton, Mass.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
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Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson closed out the regular season with a 3-0 shutout road victory over Syracuse on Thursday.
  • Redshirt senior forward Miranda Weslake and sophomore forward Mariana Speckmaier lead the team in scoring with 19 points. Speckmaier’s on nine goals and one assist while Weslake has netted eight goals while assisting on three.
  • Speckmaier leads the conference in game winning goals (5) and is tied third in the conference in goals (9), while her and Weslake are both tied seventh in points (19).
  • Senior defender Sam Staab leads the team in assists, as she earned her tenth of the season on Thursday. She is currently fifth in the country in assists per game (.67), tied seventh in assists (10), while leading the league in assists in conference play with seven.
  • 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.
  • Eleven different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2018, and six of those 11 have scored two or more goals on the season.
  • Junior goalkeeper Sandy MacIver has played 1,279 minutes in goal in 14 contests for the Tigers. She has 42 saves and a .778 save percentage, while allowing just 12 goals for a 0.84 goals against average. MacIver also has seven solo shutouts on the season. Her seven solo shutouts ranks fifth in the ACC, while ranking second in shutouts per game (.50). The two year starter in goal is tied fourth in the program’s record book with Meredith McCullen for 12 career shutouts.
  • The Winsford, England native missed the first four matches of the season as she was in France, where she represented England’s women’s national team and earned a bronze medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Boston College Notes:

  • The 19th-ranked Eagles are coming off a 7-0 win over Pitt to close out the regular season. Boston College enters the match with a 14-3-1 overall record, and finishing with a 6-3-1 record in the ACC.The Eagles are ranked 11th in the nation in goals scored (43), 12 of those goals coming from the sophomore forward Sam Coffey.
  • Coffey leads the country in assists (14) and is second in the country with 38 points. She ranks first in the ACC in assists, averaging 0.78 per game.
  • Junior forward Olivia Vaughn is second in scoring for the Eagles this season, putting nine in the back of the net with one assist for 19 points.
  • Redshirt senior keeper Alexis Bryant is 14-3-1 with eight shutouts this season in net for BC, allowing just 11 goals while picking up 49 saves in her 1,582 minutes. She has a goals against average of 0.63 that ranks fourth in the ACC while her .823 save percentage is second.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 4-8-1 record in the series against Boston College, which dates back to 2005, the year the Eagles joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Earlier this season, the then 11th-ranked Eagles came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 2-1 on Sept. 30 at Historic Riggs Field. Junior forward Mackenzie Smith scored her first goal of the season
  • The last time the two teams met at Newton Soccer Field was in 2012, with Boston College defeating Clemson, 5-1.

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