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No. 17 Clemson Hosts Pink Game vs. Boston College Thursday

No. 17 Clemson Hosts Pink Game vs. Boston College Thursday

Match Information vs. Boston College:

Who: Boston College Eagles (10-5-1, 2-5 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (10-3-2, 4-1-2 ACC)When: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.Rankings: Clemson – No. 17 NSCAA, No. 13 Hero Sports, No. 15 Soccer America, No. 15 Top Drawer Soccer.RPI: Clemson – No. 14, Boston College – No. 54Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on TwitterLive Video: ACC Network Extra (  Live Stats: (  


  • Thursday’s match is the Tigers’ pink game, in which the program will raise awareness of breast cancer.
  • The first 300 fans in attendance will receive a free pink Clemson women’s soccer t-shirt.
  • The pink jerseys worn by the Clemson players will be auctioned off during the match, with proceeds benefiting cancer research.

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (10-3-2, 4-1-2 ACC) is coming off two-straight 1-0 ACC wins, at Louisville on Oct. 9 and vs. Miami on Oct. 14. The Tigers win over the Hurricanes at Historic Riggs Field improved their record to 7-0-1 in home matches so far in 2016.
  • As a team, Clemson ranks first in the nation in three offensive statistical categories: total points (125), total assists (47) and assists per game (3.13). The team is second nationally in points per game (8.33), fourth in scoring offense (2.6), sixth in total goals (39) and 15th in shots per game (17.73).
  • Senior Catrina Atanda leads the team in scoring with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. Four of Atanda’s nine goals were game-winners for the Tigers, a figure which ranks 22nd in the nation.
  • Senior Jenna Weston ranks second among Clemson players in scoring, with five goals and three assists for 13 points. Four of Weston’s five goals have been game-winners, including two in the past two matches, which puts her in a tie with Atanda at 22nd nationally in that category.
  • Sophomore Sam Staab has a team-best nine assists so far in 2016. She ranks fourth in the nation in that category, and is sixth nationally in assists per game (0.60). Staab also has one goal for 11 points.
  • Senior Claire Wagner (four goals, two assists) and junior Shannon Horgan (two goals, six assists) are the fourth and fifth Clemson players in double figures in scoring, with 10 points apiece.
  • Fifteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Tigers so far in 2016, and nine 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 1,113 minutes in goal in 13 contests for the Tigers. She has 44 saves and a .800 save percentage, while allowing just 11 goals for a 0.89 goals against average. Sheridan also has three solo shutouts and two combined shutouts on the season.

Boston College Notes:

  • Boston College (10-5-1, 2-5 ACC) is coming off two-straight losses, 3-2 versus Virginia Tech on Oct. 9 and 20 at Wake Forest on Oct. 15.
  • McKenzie Meehan has 22 points on 10 goals and two assists on the season to lead four Eagles in double figures in scoring.
  • Alexis Bryant has started 14 matches in goal for the Eagles and picked up 35 saves and four solo shutouts, while giving up 13 goals.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 3-7-1 record in the series against Boston College, which dates back to 2005, the year the Eagles joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • The last meeting between the two teams, on Sept. 28, 2014, was a 1-0 victory for the Tigers in Newton, Mass. In that match, Shannon Horgan netted the game-winner, with assists by Allie Kington and Gabby Byorth. Kailen Sheridan picked up two saves, the win and the shutout in goal.