CLEMSON, S.C. — The top-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team (11-2-1) is set to travel to Newton, Mass., for a Saturday afternoon match against Boston College (1-2) at the Newton Campus Soccer Field. The match will kick-off at 1 p.m. and fans can follow along from home via live stats.
Saturday afternoon’s match will be the 20th meeting between the two sides in series history. Through the opening 19 matches, Clemson has a 10-4-5 record while holding a 23-13 advantage in scoring against the Eagles. Head coach Mike Noonan owns a career record of 12-7-5 against Boston College, with 8 of his wins occurring while at the helm of Clemson’s program.
Callum Johnson will return to his old stomping grounds for the match, as Johnson spent four years with Boston College before arriving in Clemson ahead of the 2020 Spring Semester. During his three seasons playing for the Eagles (2016-2018), Johnson recorded 8 goals, 10 assists and 70 shots. A hip injury prevented him from seeing action on the field in 2019.
Clemson will take the field as the consensus No. 1 team after landing atop the polls released by United Soccer Coaches, TopDrawerSoccer.com, and College Soccer News on March 23. Against NC State on March 20, Clemson earned its 40th win at home when ranked No. 1. Saturday’s match will be the first time in series history that Clemson faces Boston College as the nation’s top-ranked team.
Last time out, Clemson earned a hard-fought victory over NC State at Historic Riggs Field thanks to Hamady Diop’s first career goal in the 87th minute. Diop’s goal came from the penalty spot after Johnson was fouled while creating an offensive opportunity inside the Wolfpack’s 18-yard box.
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