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Sep 06, 2018

Clemson Starts Six-Match Home Stint on Friday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team is set to start its six-match home stint, as they host West Virginia on Friday, Sept. 7 for a 7 p.m. start at Historic Riggs Field. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Tigers will play host to the Liberty Flames for a match that is slated to start at 2 p.m.

Match Information:
Clemson Tigers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
When: Friday, Sept. 7 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 picked up two victories last weekend, defeating Villanova, 1-0, on First Friday and Wofford, 3-0, on Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • Offensively, Clemson dominated last week, outshooting its opponents 37-7 overall and 22-2 in shots on goal.
  • Sophomore forward Mariana Speckmaier netted the game-winner, the game’s lone goal, in the 1-0 win vs. the Wildcats on Aug. 31.
  • Speckmaier picked up her fourth goal of the season while redshirt freshman forward Courtney Jones and sophomore midfielder Kimber Haley both scored their first collegiate goals in the Tigers’ 3-0 win on the road at Wofford.
  • Speckmaier has scored at least one goal in three straight matches, and all three were Clemson victories.
  • The Miami, Fla. native leads the Tiger team in goals (4) and points (9) on the season. The four goals place her in a tie for third among ACC players, while the nine points rank tied for fourth in the conference.
  • Junior goalkeeper Sandy MacIver started her first two matches of the 2018 campaign against Villanova and Wofford 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.
  • MacIver picked up two clean sheets in her opening weekend, earning her eighth solo shutout at Clemson. The eight career solo shutouts ranks fifth in program history.
  • 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 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.


West Virginia Notes:

  • Last week, the Mountaineers picked up their first win of the 2018 campaign as they defeated Xavier 3-0 on Thursday, Aug. 30. However, they fell 2-0 to No. 11 Georgetown on Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • West Virginia is ranked fourth in the nation for shots per game (22.67).
  • Leading the offense for the Mountaineers is senior forward Grace Cutler. She has netted one of West Virginia’s five goals, while assisting on another for a total of three points.
  • Junior Rylee Foster has started all six matches in net for West Virginia, allowing only five goals while picking up 16 saves.

Series Notes:

  • This will be the first time that Clemson and West Virginia meet at Historic Riggs Field and only the second meeting between the two women’s soccer programs.
  • 2016 marked the first time the two programs met, ending in a 1-0 victory for the Mountaineers.

Match Information:
Clemson Tigers vs. Liberty Flames
When: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Stats:
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Liberty Notes:

  • Liberty is set to square off with No. 6 Virginia on Friday, Sept. 7 before traveling to Clemson.
  • The Flames earned their first win of the 2018 season on Aug. 26, defeating Campbell 1-0.
  • Senior Devon Sipala is the leading scorer for Liberty, having netted two goals.
  • The Flames have given up a total of 10 goals this season.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has an 1-0-0 advantage in the series against Liberty, with the first meeting between the two teams taking place in 2007 at Historic Riggs Field, ending in a 4-0 Clemson victory.

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