June 11, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer program announced its 2010 schedule on Friday afternoon. The Tigers will play nine games at home at Riggs Field and 10 on the road under third-year head coach Hershey Strosberg. Ten of the team’s 19 opponents advanced to the 2009 NCAA Tournament and eight of those 10 reached the Sweet 16, while four advanced to the Elite Eight in the national tournament.
“Building off of the spring and leading into preseason, this schedule will help us to start putting the pieces together as we lead into the always challenging ACC schedule,” said Strosberg. “The first part of the season will allow us to see how different players work together, along with testing our depth. An important part of this is being a more competitive team on the road. We will have a very young group this fall, but we are excited to start working together and see how the players respond to the challenge.”
The Tigers will open the 2010 campaign with two home games, against Presbyterian on Friday, August 20, and against Jacksonville on Sunday, August 22. The teams’ first road contest of the season will be a Friday, August 27 date against Belmont in Nashville, TN. On Friday, September 3, Clemson will face Furman in Greenville, SC before returning to Riggs Field to play host to North Florida on Sunday, September 5.
For the sixth consecutive year, Clemson will play in the Carolina’s Cup, which will be held in Columbia, SC this fall. The Tigers will meet tournament-host and in-state rival South Carolina on Friday, September 10 at Eugene E. Stone III Stadium. On Sunday, September 12, Clemson will face High Point at Stone Stadium in Columbia.
The Tigers will play host to Coastal Carolina on Friday, September 17 in their final non-conference game before opening the Atlantic Coast Conference season. Eight teams from the league advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, and seven of the eight won their first two games to reach the tournaments’ Sweet 16. Four of the eight teams that reached the NCAA quarterfinals were from the ACC, including the eventual national champion, North Carolina.
Clemson will open the 2010 ACC season at home as it plays host to N.C. State on Thursday, September 23. The team will then travel to Winston-Salem, NC to meet Wake Forest on Sunday, September 26. The Tigers will return to Riggs Field on Friday, October 1 to face Miami before hitting the road for four straight conference games.
The four-game road stand will begin on Thursday, October 7 against Florida State in Tallahassee, FL, and will be followed by a Sunday, October 10 meeting against Duke in Durham, NC. The following weekend, the team will travel to the Northeast to face Maryland on Thursday, October 14 in College Park, MD and Boston College on Sunday, October 17 in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Clemson will play host to defending national champion North Carolina on Thursday, October 21 at Riggs Field. The Tigers will then travel to Florence, SC to face Francis Marion in a Sunday, October 24 non-conference game before returning home for two final regular season ACC contests. The team will play host to Virginia Tech on Thursday, October 28 and will close out the regular season at home on Sunday, October 31 against Virginia.
The 2010 ACC Championships will once again be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. The site has played host to the league tournament seven of the last eight seasons. The tournament will begin on Wednesday, November 3, and will conclude with the championship game on Sunday, November 7.
2010 Clemson Women’s Soccer Schedule
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