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Oct 10, 2019

No. 11 Tigers to Host Cardinals in Friday Night Contest

Clemson, S.C. – The No. 11 Clemson men’s soccer team will take to the pitch at Historic Riggs Field for an evening match against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday night. The match will see the Tigers look to return to their winning ways after drawing for the first time this season in a 0-0 decision against Virginia Tech. Friday’s game will be the final contest in a two-game homestand before the team takes to the road for an ACC contest on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Syracuse, NY.

Match #12 Information

Who: No. 11 Clemson Tigers (9-1-1) v. Louisville Cardinals (5-3-2)

When: Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. // Gates open one hour prior to kick-off.

Where: Historic Riggs Field // Clemson, S.C.

Watch live on ACCNX.

Live stats are available via StatBroadcast.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Promotion: T-shirts given to the first 350 students in attendance.

Series Notes

  • The two teams will meet for just the seventh time in history during their match on Friday night.
  • Clemson holds the series lead, 3-2-1, while outscoring the Cardinals by an 8-6 margin.
  • The two sides first met on Oct. 24, 2014, playing to a 0-0 draw.
  • The last time out, Louisville got the upper hand over the Tigers, with the Cardinals winning last season by a 1-0 margin in Louisville, Ky.
  • So far this season, the two sides share one opponent, Virginia Tech, with the Cardinals winning 2-1 over the Hokies.

Clemson Notes

  • Clemson has had 26 players receive playing time during this season, with 23 players being in the field and all three goalies taking to the net.
  • Freshman Phillip Mayaka and Oskar Agren have solidified themselves as regular names amongst Clemson’s line-up, with the two playing in all eleven matches this season.
  • Head Coach Mike Noonan earned his 100th win at Clemson against Furman on Sept. 17, as the Tigers won 2-0.
  • Noonan’s 100th win came on the same field where his first win was earned. His first win was on Sept. 22, 2010, with the Tigers winning 1-0 in overtime over the Furman Paladins.
  • The team leads the country with 38 goals scored, registering 206 shots. Defensively, the team has allowed 10 goals, letting 75 shots be attempted.
  • The Tigers have taken 67 corners this season, with 42 being earned in the first half of play.
  • Clemson has seven players who have contributed three or more assists this season.
  • The Tigers have three players amongst the top 20 rankings in multiple categories: Kimarni Smith (7), Robbie Robinson (5) and Tanner Dieterich (2).

Louisville Notes

  • The Cardinals are led by John Michael Hayden, who is in his first year at the helm of the program after serving as an assistant with the team for four years.
  • Louisville enters the match in search of their second ACC win, holding a conference record of 1-2-1.
  • The Cardinals have struggled on the road, holding a 1-2-1 record through their first four road matches.
  • Last time out, the Cardinals traveled to Charlottesville, Va., taking on the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. The Cavaliers won the match 2-0.
  • Cherif Dieye leads the team with five goals.
  • Dieye, Louka Masset and Cody Cochran share the team’s lead for assists, each having contributed two this season.