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No. 2 Clemson Opens ACC Play With No. 3 North Carolina Friday

No. 2 Clemson Opens ACC Play With No. 3 North Carolina Friday

North Carolina Match Information

Who: No. 2 Clemson Tigers (3-0) vs. No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0)

When: Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (https://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=140671)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match – Clemson vs. Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers are coming off a huge victory over No. 8 Creighton last Friday night at Historic Riggs Field.
  • Junior Oliver Shannon netted his first goal of the 2016 season, also the game-winner, in the second minute against the BlueJays.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Ximo Miralles recorded his second career win and his first career shutout on Friday night.
  • The Tigers are on a five-match unbeaten streak at home, dating back to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
  • The Clemson men’s soccer team is off to a 3-0, defeating two Top-25 teams so far.
  • The Tigers look to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2013.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll for week two, No. 3 by Hero Sports, No. 2 by Soccer America, and No. 5 by Top Drawer Soccer.

North Carolina Notes:

  • North Carolina begins the season 3-0 with victories over Cal Poly, San Louis, and VCU.
  • Head Coach Carlos Somoano enters his 15th season at the helm for the Tar Heels.
  • After finishing the 2015 season 15-2-3 and 6-1-1 in the ACC, UNC fell to Creighton in the second round of the NCAA, 1-0.
  • Carolina made its 23rd NCAA postseason appearance in 2015, and for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons. The Tar Heels have hosted one post- season match every season since 2000.
  • North Carolina’s 2016 signing class earned top honors by both College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer.
  • The Tar Heels are ranked No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll for week two, No. 1 by Top Drawer Soccer. No. 2 by Hero Sports, and No. 1 by Soccer America.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson leads the all-time series 29-25-6.
  • This is the first meeting since the teams last met in the Round of 16 in NCAA Tournament in 2014, UNC advanced with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers.
  • For the first time since 1983 Historic Riggs Field plays host to a top-3 matchup.

Promotions:

  • The first 5,000 fans will receive a free pair of thunder sticks.

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

 

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