Nov. 10, 2008
CLEMSON, SC–Sixth-seeded Clemson will play third-seeded Boston College in the quarterfinals of the 22nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC Wednesday.
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Match time for the Clemson-Boston College match will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday’s action will be played on WakeMed Soccer Park’s Koka Booth Stadium, while the semifinals and title game on Friday and Sunday, will be played on the main Field, WakeMed Soccer Stadium.
The Tigers are now 7-8-2 overall, while Boston College is 9-6-2 this season. Clemson is led in scoring by Michael Brooks with six goals and one assist for 13 points. Hassan Ibrahim is the Tigers’ second leading scorer with four goals and four assists for 12 points.
Boston College is led in scoring by Alejandro Bedoya with six goals and four assists for 16 points. Edvin Worley has four goals and five assists for 13 points.
Boston College defeated Clemson 2-0 on October 31, in Chestnut Hill, MA during the regular season. The winner of the Clemson-Boston College match will play the winner of the Maryland-North Carolina contest in the semifinals on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Over the years, Clemson has a 12-16-4 record in the 22 years of the ACC tournament. The Tigers have never played Boston College in the ACC Tournament. Clemson has a 6-9-2 record in the quarterfinal round. The Tigers are also 4-4-2 in the semifinal round and have a 2-3 record in the Championship game. Clemson won the ACC tournament in 1998 and 2001. The ACC tournament was started in the 1987 season. Prior to the 1987 season the ACC Champion was determined by the regular season. The Tigers won 11 ACC Titles prior to the 1987 season. Overall the Tigers have won 13 total Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The Tigers have won three regular season titles since the 1987 season (1990, 1993, and 1998).
This will be the fifth meeting between Clemson and Boston College on the soccer field. Clemson leads the overall series 2-1-1. The Tigers and Eagles first met in 2005.
Current Tigers and seniors Michael Brooks are two Tigers that have scored in ACC Tournament play. Moore scored a goal in the Tigers’ 4-1 win over Virginia in the 2005 quarterfinals. Brooks scored last year in the quarterfinals in the Tigers’ 3-1 loss to Wake Forest.
In the history of the ACC Tournament, the Tigers have now been seeded sixth a total of seven times. In 1992, the sixth-seed Tigers defeated third-seeded Duke and tied second-seeded N.C. State in the semifinals. However, the Tigers won the penalty kick round to advance to the finals. Virginia defeated Clemson 4-2 that season in the ACC Tournament finals.
“Obviously, having played them recently, they are fresh on our minds,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “They are a solid team with lots of experience. The neutral site will take away their advantage of playing on sports turf that we played on at their place in Boston. We are fighting for survival, and we can’t leave anything on the field.”
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