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No. 4 Clemson to Honor Seniors, Host No. 25 Boston College Friday

No. 4 Clemson to Honor Seniors, Host No. 25 Boston College Friday

Match Information:

Who: Clemson Tigers (12-1-2, 4-1-1 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (8-4-1, 3-3 ACC)When: Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.RPI: Clemson – No. 3; Boston College – No. 12Rankings: Clemson – No. 1, No. 4 NSCAA, No. 4, No. 5 Soccer America; Boston College – No. 15, No. 25 Soccer America, R/V – NSCAA, No. 32 HeroSports.comFollow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and InstagramLive Video: TigerCast on Stats: Match: Clemson at NC State, Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Clemson Notes: 

  • Friday is Senior Night for five Tigers – T.J. Casner, Paul Clowes, Kyle Fisher, Kyle Murphy and Equipment Manager Keith Tormey. All five will be honored during a pregame ceremony on the field prior to kickoff.
  • Clemson is coming of a 3-1 win over Georgia Southern on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in which junior Austen Burnikel netted two goals and senior T.J. Casner scored once.
  • With the win over the Eagles, Clemson finished regular season nonconference play unbeaten, with an 8-0-1 record. The team’s only draw in nonconference play came against No. 11 Coastal Carolina on Sept. 7.
  • Clemson leads the nation in two statistical scoring categories – total goals (35) and total points (103). In addition, the Tigers are third in total assists (33).
  • The Tigers have now won six straight games, dating back to a 4-0 victory at Gardner-Webb on Sept. 29. In addition, the team has not lost in 10 consecutive games, dating back to a 3-0 win at Furman on Sept. 15.
  • The Tigers are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.
  • Clemson is third in the RPI rankings released on Monday, Oct. 19. Four of the top five teams in the RPI are from the ACC (No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 5 Notre Dame). There are nine ACC schools in the top 23 of this week’s RPI.
  • Senior T.J. Casner leads the team in goals (7) and points (15). The seven goals put him in a tie for second in the ACC, while his goals per game average of 0.47 is tied for third in the conference.
  • Casner has a team-best five game-winning goals, a figure which ranks first in the ACC and fourth in the nation in that statistical category.
  • Junior Austen Burnikel is second on the team in scoring with 14 points on six goals and two assists, while redshirt senior Kyle Murphy is third with 13 points on five goals and three assists.
  • Redshirt junior goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell is 12-1-2 in goal for the Tigers, registering 51 saves and allowing just 10 goals on the season, while playing over 1384 minutes in the net.
  • Tarbell’s goals against average of 0.65 ranks second in the ACC and 19th in the nation, while his save percentage of .836 is second in the conference and 16th nationally.
  • Tarbell also has six solo shutouts on the season, a figure which has him tied for second among all keepers in the ACC. Four of his six shutouts have come on the road.

Boston College Notes:

  • Boston College is 8-4-1 overall and 3-3 in ACC play, most recently falling to Louisville on the road in double overtime on Oct. 16 by a score of 2-1. Prior to that, the Eagles upset No. 10 Virginia 2-1 on Oct. 9 in Newton, Mass.
  • Zeiko Lewis leads Boston College in scoring with five goals and five assists for 15 points. Trevor Davock and Simon Enstrom rank second and third with 13 and 12 points, respectively, on the season.
  • Eagle keeper Cedric Saladin has a 6-4 record in goal, and has tallied 38 saves while allowing 16 goals on the season.
  • John Murphy, an associate head coach in his second season with the Eagles, was an assistant coach at Clemson under Mike Noonan during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson holds a 5-3-4 all-time record in the series against the Eagles, which includes a 3-0-3 record in the last six meetings between the two teams.
  • Kyle Murphy scored both goals to lead the Tigers past BC, 2-0, in front of 1,638 fans at the Newton Campus Field in the most recent meeting in the series, on Sept. 12, 2014.