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Clemson to Host Ole Miss in NCAA Second Round

Clemson to Host Ole Miss in NCAA Second Round

NCAA Second Round Game Information vs. Ole Miss

Who: No. 2-Seed CLEMSON TIGERS (14-4-1) vs. OLE MISS REBELS (14-5-2)When: Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.RPI: Clemson – No. 9; Ole Miss – No. 29Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and InstagramLive Stats: TBAPurchase Tickets: 

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers (14-4-1) are coming off a 3-0 win over Furman on Nov. 14 in Clemson, S.C. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. This was the program’s first NCAA win under head coach Eddie Radwanski and first since Nov. 16, 2007.
  • Clemson finished the regular season tied for second in the ACC, advancing them to the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2007.
  • Clemson completed the regular season with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse on Oct. 31 in Syracuse N.Y. With the win, the team brought their overall win total to 13, the highest in 13 years.
  • When Clemson defeated Penn on Sept. 11, the team finished regular season nonconference play unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record. The team’s only draw in nonconference play came against USF on Sept. 13.
  • Clemson is ninth in the RPI ranking released on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Tigers have been in the top nine the entire season. There are seven ACC Schools in the top 15 of this week’s RPI (No. 1 Florida State, No. 3 Virginia, No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 12 Virginia Tech, No. 13 Duke, No. 15 North Carolina).
  • Juniors Catrina Atanda and Jenna Weston lead the team in goals (5), Atanda has a team leading four game-winning goals and Weston has three game-winning goals.
  • Atanda leads the team in total points with 13 and is joined by Claire Wagner (11), Sam Staab (11), Jenna Weston (10), and Abby Jones (10) as the five members with at least ten points.
  • Fourteen players have combined to score Clemson’s 33 goals in 2015 and ten players have tallied at least one assist.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan is 11-4-1 in goal for the Tigers, registering 56 saves and allowing just 18 goals on the season, while playing 1541 minutes in the net.
  • Sheridan recorded her seventh shutout of 2015 in the Tigers’ 3-0 win against Furman on Nov. 14 bringing her career total to 22 and moving her to sole possession of second place in school history for career shutouts.

Ole Miss Notes:

  • Ole Miss is coming off a 1-0 victory over Murray State on Nov. 13 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Freshman forward CeCe Kizer leads the Rebels in goals, netting 14 goals and one assist for 29 total points on the season, tying her for the team lead with junior forward Addie Forbus in points (29).
  • Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Marnie Merritt has seen most of the action in net for the Rebels, accumulating 1921 minutes with 82 saves and allowing 24 goals on the year.

Series Notes:

  • This is the first time in school history the Tigers will face Ole Miss.
  • The Tigers and Rebels had one common opponent in 2015, South Carolina, with both teams coming away with wins over the top 10 ranked Gamecocks.