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Clemson Will Play Host to Wofford Saturday Night in Exhibition Action

Clemson Will Play Host to Wofford Saturday Night in Exhibition Action

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s soccer team will play host to Wofford in an exhibition match Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.  Admission is free to this match.  The Tigers and Campbell tied 1-1 in an exhibition match last Tuesday night.

Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan will have nine starters returning to the 2012 team.  Five of the six leading scorers from a year ago will be back for the Tigers.  Senior Austin Savage is the Tigers’ leading returning scorer with six goals and four assists for 16 points.  In goal, Cody Mizell is back for his junior season.  Last year, he had 76 saves and an 1.29 goals allowed average.

Clemson finished the 2011 season with an 8-8-2 record overall and a 4-4 mark in the ACC. The 2011 team were unbeaten in the last six matches of the season, and that equated to a 4-0-2 record.  The Tigers had wins over 14th-ranked Boston College and number one-ranked Maryland during the latter part of the season.  It also included a 0-0 draw at 25th-ranked Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament.

In 2011, Clemson recorded its first overall record of .500 or better since 2006, while the four ACC victories were the Tigers’ most since 2000.

Clemson will open the 2012 season on Friday, August 24, as the Tigers play host to USC Upstate at 7:00 p.m.