Nov. 9, 2006
CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson women’s soccer team is ranked in the various national polls released this week.
Clemson is ranked 25th in the final Soccer America poll of the 2006 season. The Lady Tigers are also ranked 21st in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. Clemson is also ranked 23rd by soccerbuzz.com.
The Clemson women’s soccer team received a NCAA Tournament Bid on Monday and will play host to the first two rounds at Historic Riggs Field.
Clemson will play host to Vanderbilt in the first round and UNC Greensboro will play Oklahoma State in the other first round match at Clemson, SC. Both matches will be played on Friday, November 10 at Historic Riggs Field. UNC-Greensboro will play Oklahoma State at 5:00 p.m. and Clemson will play Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m. The winner of both matches will play on Sunday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State is a fourth-seeded team in this regional and a top-16 seeded team for the entire tournament. Oklahoma State has a 16-3-2 record overall, UNC Greensboro is 13-7-2 overall and Vanderbilt has a 10-4-6 record this season.
Clemson has a 11-7-2 record overall and is led in scoring by Meghan Smith with five goals and five assists for 15 points. Molly Franklin has five goals and four assists for 14 points.
Clemson first fielded a women’s soccer team in 1994 and has been to the NCAA Tournament every season since 1994 for a total of 13 times. The Lady Tigers have been to the NCAA Final 16 five times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001). Clemson has also been to the NCAA Final Eight three times (1997, 1999, and 2000).
The Lady Tigers have played host to NCAA Tournament matches in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Friday, November 10
UNC Greensboro vs. Oklahoma State, 5:00 p.m.
Clemson vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12
Two winners of the first round will play at 2:00 p.m.
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