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Clemson Women’s Soccer Team to Play Host to South Carolina Friday, Furman Sunday at Historic Riggs Field

Sept. 7, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team will play host to South Carolina on Friday, September 9 and Furman on Sunday, September 11 in the Carolina’s Cup. The Tigers will face the Gamecocks at 7:30 PM on Friday, and will meet the Paladins at 2:30 PM on Sunday at Historic Riggs Field. Both games will be broadcast live on via TigerCast. At halftime of both games, the Tigers will throw out Clemson United scarves. Admission is free to all home women’s soccer games.

TigerCast Broadcast Links:Friday vs. South Carolina | Sunday vs. Furman

The Tigers have a 5-0 record so far in 2011, after defeating Appalachian State (1-0) on the road and Northeastern (2-1) at home last weekend. Junior forward Maddy Elder leads the team in scoring with six goals and two assists for 14 points. Elder currently ranks second among all players in the Atlantic Coast Conference in goals per game (1.20) and points per game (2.80).

Freshman midfielder Lauren Arnold has posted 14 saves and allowed just two goals in 450 minutes of play. Arnold has recorded three solo shutouts in five games for the Tigers.

South Carolina is 3-2 on the season, most recently falling to Arizona State (1-0) on the road and defeating Northeastern (4-0) at home. The Gamecocks are led in scoring by Kayla Grimsley, who has three goals for six points on the season. Sabrina D’Angelo has recorded 13 saves and given up only two goals in 384 minutes in the net for South Carolina.

The Tigers are 10-6 against the Gamecocks all time, however South Carolina has won the last three meetings between the two schools. In 2010, the then-21st ranked Gamecocks defeated the Tigers in Columbia by a score of 2-0.

Furman has a 2-3 record on the season, after falling on the road at Jacksonville (0-1) before defeating North Florida (2-1) in Greenville in last weekend’s action. Hannah Stanifer leads the Paladins in scoring with two goals for four points on the season. Keeper Jessica Smith has amassed 32 saves and given up six goals in 450 minutes of play for Furman.

Clemson has a 12-2-1 record in the series against Furman. The Tigers won last season’s meeting against the Paladins by a score of 1-0 in Greenville. In that game, sophomore (then freshman) Hailey Karg scored the game winner in the 80th minute of play to give Clemson the victory.

2011 Carolina’s Cup Tournament Schedule(Click on each individual event for live stats via Gametracker)

Friday, September 9 5:00 PM – Furman vs. UNC Wilmington 7:30 PM – Clemson vs. South Carolina

Sunday, September 11 12:00 PM – UNC Wilmington vs. South Carolina 2:30 PM – Clemson vs. Furman