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No. 13 Tigers Open ACC Play at Wake Forest Friday, Host PC Sunday

No. 13 Tigers Open ACC Play at Wake Forest Friday, Host PC Sunday

Match Information at Wake Forest:Who: Clemson Tigers (5-2) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-0)When: Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.Where: Spry Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 13 NSCAA, No. 8 Hero Sports, No. 14 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 18 Soccer America; Wake Forest – RV NSCAA.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2c7Ps0L)  Live Stats: WakeForestSports.com (http://bit.ly/2cAFelm) 

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (5-2) is coming off two wins at home at Historic Riggs Field last weekend, 4-1 versus High Point on Sept. 9 and 5-2 versus Nebraska on Sept. 11.
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads the Tigers in scoring, with five goals for 10 points on the season.
  • Senior Claire Wagner ranks second on the team in scoring, with three goals and six points.
  • Eleven different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers this season.
  • Ten different players have at least one assist on the season, with senior Jenna Weston and sophomore Sam Staab leading the way with three apiece.
  • Senior Kailen Sheridan has played 420 minutes in goal in five contests for the Tigers, posting 13 saves while giving up six goals.
  • Freshman Julie Mackin was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 15-21 after scoring her first career goal in the Tigers’ 2-0 season-opening win at Auburn on Aug. 19, and then adding two assists in the team’s 3-1 home win over Georgia on Aug. 21.
  • 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.

Wake Forest Notes:

  • The Demon Deacons (8-0) have won eight straight matches to open the season, with six of the eight wins coming at home at Spry Stadium. They have outscored their opponents 19-2 entering Friday’s match.
  • Last weekend, Wake Forest defeated Old Dominion 3-1 and Davidson 1-0 at home.
  • Maddie Huster (five goals, three assists, 13 points) and Bayley Feist (four goals, two assists, 10 points) are both in double figures in scoring to lead the Demon Deacons.
  • Lindsay Preston has played 555 minutes in goal for Wake Forest, tallying 16 saves while allowing just two goals on the season.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers lead the all-time series against the Demon Deacons with a 14-9-4 overall record and a 5-4-2 record in matches played in Winston-Salem.
  • The most recent meeting between the two team was a 2-0 win for Clemson at Historic Riggs Field on Oct. 2, 2015. Catrina Atanda and Jenna Weston scored the Tigers’ two goals in the contest, while Kailen Sheridan picked up the shutout in goal.
  • The last time the Tigers and Demon Deacons met in Winston-Salem, the match ended in a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Oct. 4, 2014. Atanda scored Clemson’s lone goal in the contest on a penalty kick.

Match Information vs. Presbyterian College:Who: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (1-5) at Clemson Tigers (5-2)When: Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 13 NSCAA, No. 8 Hero Sports, No. 14 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 18 Soccer America; Presbyterian College – NR.Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2cFS2Zx)Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://statb.us/b/138779)

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • The Blue Hose (1-5) are coming off two losses at home last weekend, 2-0 versus North Florida on Sept. 11 and 3-0 versus Furman on Sept. 13.
  • Kristen Peagler leads Presbyterian College in scoring with eight points, on three goals and two assists.
  • Cadye Picklesimer has handled the majority of the goalkeeping duties for PC, picking up 26 saves while giving up 14 goals in 424 minutes in net.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 5-0 all-time record against Presbyterian College on the soccer field, and a 4-0 mark in matches played at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The most recent match between the two teams was a 6-0 victory for the Tigers at Historic Riggs Field on Aug. 26, 2012.

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