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No. 2 Clemson Hosts No. 8 Creighton Friday

No. 2 Clemson Hosts No. 8 Creighton Friday

Creighton Match Information

Who: No. 2 Clemson Tigers (2-0) vs. No. 8 Creighton Bluejays (1-0)

When: Friday, Sep. 2 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://es.pn/2bwWQgY)

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (https://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=140670)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match – Clemson vs. North Carolina on Friday, Sep. 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Clemson, S.C.)

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers are coming off a pair of 2-1 victories over the weekend, improving to 2-0 early in the season.
  • Junior Diego Campos led the way for the Tigers with a pair of goals against Providence in the Tigers home opener.
  • The Tigers are on a four-match unbeaten streak at home, dating back to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll for week one, No. 5 by Hero Sports, No. 3 by Soccer America, and No. 8 by Top Drawer Soccer. 
  • The Clemson men’s soccer team is off to a 2-0 start for the second consecutive year and have won their home opener for six straight years after Sunday’s victory over Providence.

Creighton Notes:

  • Creighton opened the 2016 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Rutgers on Aug. 26. Lucas Stauffer had converted a penalty kick before Riggs Lennon added a second goal.
  • The Bluejays lost six starters from last season’s team, including four players that earned national or BIG EAST recognition.
  • Creighton led the nation in wins (19) during the 2015 season. The Bluejays were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in double overtime by Akron
  • With the departure of six seniors, including BIG EAST Co-Goalkeeper of the Year Connor Sparrow, Head Coach Bolowich welcomes 12 newcomers to the Blue Jays. 
  • Creighton has not lost either of its first two matches in any of the previous nine seasons.
  • The Bluejays are ranked No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll for week one, No. 10 by Hero Sports, No. 7 by Soccer America, and No. 9 by Top Drawer Soccer. 

 Series Notes:

  • Creighton and Clemson have met only once previously. The Tigers defeated the Bluejays 1-0 on Dec. 2, 2005, in the quarterfinals of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Promotions:

  • The first 300 fans will receive a free t-shirt. 

Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online at ClemsonTigers.com, HERE.

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