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Apr 19, 2023

Gameday Central: No. 17/18 Clemson vs. Pittsburgh

No. 17/18 Clemson Concludes Regular Season Against Pittsburgh

📍Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)

🗓 Thursday, April 20, 2023 • 5:00 p.m.

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Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson Tigers Lacrosse team (11-5, 3-5 ACC) will conclude their inaugural regular season on Thursday, April 20, as they host the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-11, 0-8 ACC) at 5:00 p.m. on Historic Riggs Field.  The game will be streamed live on ACCNX and live stats will be available here.

Last Saturday on April 15, Clemson defeated Virginia Tech 16-12 in an important ACC matchup. That win gave Clemson the head to head tiebreaker against the Hokies and thus propelled the Tigers to the No. 6 spot in the ACC. If Clemson beats Pittsburgh or Virginia Tech loses, they will secure a bye in the first round of the ACC tournament which is set to begin on Sunday, April 23. 

Hanna Hilcoff and Maddy Moloney both put on impressive performances against Virginia Tech. Hilcoff would lead Clemson in scoring with six goals and Moloney would register all five of Clemson’s assists on the day, a career high for the UMass transfer. Additionally, three Tigers notched hat tricks: Marina Miller, Gianna New, and Belle Martire. The Tigers would outshoot Virginia Tech 33-29, were 3-4 on free position shots, and won the draw control battle 18-14.

Similar to Clemson, Pittsburgh is a relatively new program as they played their inaugural season last year in 2022. The Panthers come into this game 0-8 in the ACC and 0-3 in its last three games. Statistically, Clemson has Pittsburgh beat in practically every category. Clemson averages 16.06 goals per game and an 8.41 goals against average, while Pittsburgh averages 8.73 goals per game and an 13.67 goals against average. Camdyn O’Donnell and Sydney Naylor are some of Pitt’s main threats on offense, as they lead the team in goals and total points. The Panthers are led by Head Coach Emily Boissonneault and Assistant Coaches Gregg Gebhard and Haley Hicklen. 

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