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No. 13 Clemson & No. 18 North Carolina Meet Sunday at Riggs

No. 13 Clemson & No. 18 North Carolina Meet Sunday at Riggs

Match Information vs. Syracuse:

Who: North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2-1, 1-1 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (8-2, 2-0 ACC)When: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 13 NSCAA, No. 9 Hero Sports, No. 11 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 16 Soccer America; North Carolina – No. 18 NSCAA, No. 19 Hero Sports, No. 14 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 13 Soccer America.RPI: Clemson – No. 9, North Carolina – No. 20.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2clrTko)Live Stats: WakeForestSports.com (http://statb.us/b/138781)  

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (8-2, 2-0 ACC) has won five consecutive matches, most recently, a 4-0 win over Syracuse at Historic Riggs Field on Sept. 22.
  • In the win over the Orange, four different players scored goals for the Tigers (Catrina Atanda, Julie Mackin, Claire Wagner and Jeni Erickson). Junior Shannon Horgan picked up three assists in the contest.
  • Clemson as a team ranks first in the nation in four offensive statistical categories: total goals (34), total points (108), total assists (40) and assists per game (4.0). The team is third nationally in two additional categories: scoring offense (3.4) and points per game (10.8).
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads the Tiger team in scoring with nine goals and two assists for 20 points.
  • Atanda’s numbers put her in the top 10 nationally in three categories: third in total goals (9), eighth in total points (20) and 10th in goals per game (0.9).
  • Sophomore Sam Staab has a team-best seven assists so far in 2016. The center back has already matched her assist total of seven from her freshman season, a figure which led the team in 2015.
  • Staab ranks in third in the nation in total assists (7) and 10th in assists per game (0.7).
  • Three players (Staab, Horgan and senior Claire Wagner) are tied for second on the team in scoring with nine points apiece.
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers this season.
  • Eighteen different players have at least one assist on the season.
  • Senior Kailen Sheridan has played 623 minutes in goal in eight contests for the Tigers, posting 21 saves while allowing seven goals. Sheridan picked up her first solo shutout of the season against Syracuse on Sept. 22. She also has two combined shutouts, shared with freshman Sandy MacIver.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski is in his sixth season at the helm of the Clemson program. Radwanski was named the NSCAA’s Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2015.

North Carolina Notes:

  • The Tar Heels (6-2-1, 1-1 ACC) are coming off a 3-0 win over No. 19 Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill on Sept. 22. Prior to that, the opened ACC play with a 1-0 loss to NC State in Chapel Hill on Sept. 16.
  • Annie Kingman leads North Carolina in scoring with three goals and three assists for nine points.
  • Lindsey Harris has played 791 minutes in goal for the Tar Heels, and has 37 saves and four solo shutouts, while giving up just seven goals through nine matches.

Series Notes:

  • North Carolina has a 29-1 record all-time against the Tigers, which dates back to 1994, the inaugural season for the Clemson program.
  • The one Clemson win in the series came in 2000, a 2-1 win at Riggs Field on Sept. 13. The Tigers went on to be ACC Regular Season Champions that year.
  • The Tar Heels won last year’s meeting by a score of 1-0 in Chapel Hill on Oct. 25.
  • The last time the two teams met at Historic Riggs Field, Sept. 25, 2014, North Carolina won, 2-1.

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