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Nationally Ranked Soccer Teams To Host Matches On Sunday

Nationally Ranked Soccer Teams To Host Matches On Sunday

Oct. 19, 2001

Clemson, SC – The 11th-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team and the 13th-ranked women’s team will each host matches on Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. The women will face ACC foe NC State at 1:00 PM while the men will match up against Davidson at 3:30PM.

The Lady Tigers enter Sunday’s contest with a 9-3 overall record and 3-3 mark in the ACC. NC State is 7-5 overall and 0-3 in league play. Clemson is 5-2-3 all-time against NC State including a 0-0 tie in last year’s meeting between the two teams in Raleigh. Clemson has not lost to the Wolfpack since 1995 and over the 10 total meetings, the Lady Tigers have outscored NC State 21-11.

This season, the Lady Tigers are led by sophomore Lindsay Browne who has six goals and six assists for a team leading 18 points. Junior Deliah Arrington leads the teams in goals scored with seven and is second in points with 17. Senior Goalkeeper Katie Carson has started every game in goal for the Tigers and has an impressive 0.81 goals against average. She has seven solo shutouts on the season and against Wake Forest on Tuesday night she broke the ACC career record for shutouts with 31.

The men’s team enters Sunday’s match against Davidson with a 9-3 overall record and fresh off a thrilling 3-2 double overtime win over 15th-ranked Furman on Wednesday night. In that match, the Tigers played with only nine players for the last 25 minutes of the game. The Tigers have won eight out of their last nine matches and over that period have outscored their opponents 26-7. Davidson is 8-5 overall and is coming off a 2-1 loss to 19th-ranked Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Wednesday night. The Tigers are 2-1 all-time against Davidson including last season’s 3-2 win over the Wildcats on October 18.

Clemson’s Ian Fuller, Dimelon Westfield, and Steven Rhyne who are each tied for the team lead in points with 13. In the second and final overtime against Furman, Rhyne beat several Furman defenders down the middle of the field and blasted a shot past the Paladin goalie that lifted the Tigers to the sudden death victory. Senior Kevin Conaway leads the team and is tied for fifth in the ACC with six assists. Averaging 2.55 goals per game, the Tigers have the second highest scoring offense in the ACC.