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No. 14 Clemson Hosts Miami in ACC Quarterfinals Sunday

No. 14 Clemson Hosts Miami in ACC Quarterfinals Sunday

Match Information vs. Miami:

Who: No. 7-seed Miami Hurricanes (10-8, 5-5 ACC) at No. 2-seed Clemson Tigers (13-3-2, 7-1-2 ACC)When: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 14 NSCAA, No. 9 Hero Sports, No. 12 Top Drawer Soccer, No. 13 Soccer America. Miami – RV NSCAA.RPI: Clemson – No. 10, Miami – No. 65Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra ( Live Stats: (

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers (13-3-2, 7-1-2 ACC) upset sixth-ranked Duke 1-0 in Durham, N.C. on Oct. 27 to claim a share of the ACC Regular Season Championship (with Notre Dame).
  • Clemson was unbeaten at home at Historic Riggs Field during the regular season, with a 9-0-1 record. The team’s only tie at home was 1-1 against No. 18 North Carolina.
  • The Tigers concluded the regular season with five-straight ACC wins, 1-0 at No. 21 Louisville on Oct. 9, 1-0 vs. Miami on Oct. 14, 2-1 vs. Boston College on Oct. 20, 2-1 vs. NC State on Oct. 23 and 1-0 at No. 6 Duke on Oct. 27.
  • As a team, Clemson ranks first in the nation in two offensive statistical categories: total assists (51) and assists per game (2.83). The team is third nationally in points (139), fourth in points per game (7.72), seventh in total goals (44) and 12th in scoring offense (2.44).
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads Clemson in scoring with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points. Five of her 11 goals have been game-winners, placing her at 14th nationally in that category. Atanda has 29 career goals, a figure that ranks eighth in Clemson history.
  • Sophomore Sam Staab, who scored the game-winner at Duke on Oct. 27, is tied for second on the team in scoring with 15 points, on two goals and 11 assists. The 11 assists put her at second in the nation, as does her 0.61 assists per game figure.The 11 assists also put Staab in a tie for fifth in Clemson record books for single-season assists. Staab has 18 career assists in just two seasons for the Tigers, a figure that already has her tied for ninth in the school’s career record books.
  • Senior Jenna Weston is also tied for second among Clemson players in scoring, with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Five of Weston’s six goals have also been game-winners, which ties her for 14th in the nation with Atanda.
  • Junior Shannon Horgan (three goals, seven assists) and senior Claire Wagner (four goals, two assists) and are the fourth and fifth Clemson players in double figures in scoring, with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2016, and 10 of those 15 have scored two or more goals on the season.
  • Nineteen different Tigers have at least one assist on the season. Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan became the 19th player to tally an assist on the season on Oct. 9, when she assisted on the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 1-0 win at Louisville.
  • Sheridan has played 1,383 minutes in goal in 16 contests for the Tigers. She has 54 saves and a .806 save percentage, while allowing just 13 goals for a 0.85 goals against average. Sheridan also has four solo shutouts and two combined shutouts on the season. The four-year starter in goal ranks in the top five in program history in four career categories: first in goals against average (0.85), second in solo shutouts (26), fourth in saves (217) and fourth in save percentage (.783).

Miami Notes:

  • Miami (10-8, 5-5 ACC) won two of its last three ACC regular season contests, but most recently lost 2-0 at No. 12 Notre Dame on Oct. 27.
  • This is the Hurricanes first berth in the ACC Tournament since 2012.
  • Three Miami players are in double figures in scoring, led by Gracie Lachowecki, with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points.
  • Phallon Tullis-Joyce has played all 18 matches in goal for the Hurricanes, tallying 59 saves and five shutouts while allowing 15 goals on the season.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 5-7-1 all-time record in the series against Miami.
  • The Tigers have won three in a row in the series, most recently winning a 1-0 decision on Oct. 14, 2016, just over two weeks ago at Historic Riggs Field. Jenna Weston scored the game-winner in the 21st minute of the match, with assists by Shannon Horgan and Dani Antieau. Kailen Sheridan posted three saves and picked up the solo shutout in the contest.