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No. 5 Clemson Faces Charlotte on the Road Tuesday

No. 5 Clemson Faces Charlotte on the Road Tuesday

Match Information:

WHO: Clemson Tigers (8-1-2) at Charlotte 49ers (3-3-2)WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.WHERE: Transamerica Field, Charlotte, N.C.LIVE VIDEO: ( STATS: ( MEDIA: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and InstagramRPI: Clemson – No. 4; Charlotte – No. 42RANKINGS: Clemson – No. 3, No.5 Soccer America, No. 5 NSCAA, No. 5; Charlotte – not rankedNEXT MATCH: Clemson vs. Louisville, Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

Match Notes:

  • Clemson is fourth in the second RPI of the season released by the NCAA on Oct 5. The four top teams in the RPI are all from the ACC (No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Notre Dame).
  • Clemson is 5-0-1 in its last six games, most recently defeating Virginia Tech 2-0 on Oct. 2, the 100th anniversary of Historic Riggs Field.
  • The Tigers’ winning streak is currently at two games after a 1-1 (2OT) draw against Wake Forest on Sept. 26, but the team’s unbeaten streak is currently at six games, beginning with a victory at Furman on Sept. 15.
  • Five of the last eight of the Tigers’ matches have featured Top-25 competition (No. 11 Coastal Carolina, No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 16 Duke, No. 21 Brown and No. 8 Wake Forest).
  • Senior T.J. Casner leads the team in goals (6) and points (13). The six goals place him in a tie for second in the ACC, while his four game-winning goals are tops in the conference.
  • Sophomore midfielder Oliver Shannon (5 goals, 2 assists, 12 points) is second on the team in scoring and Austen Burnikel, Diego Campos and Kyle Murphy are tied for third with 3 goals, 2 assists and 8 points apiece.
  • Junior Iman Mafi and sophomore Saul Chinchilla lead the team and are part of a nine-way tie for fourth in the ACC in assists with four apiece.
  • Redshirt junior goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell is 8-1-2 in goal for Clemson, registering 34 saves (second in the ACC) and four solo shutouts in eleven games played. He has allowed just seven goals in over 1,024 minutes played, ranking him first in the league in goals against average (0.62). His save percentage of .829 is second in the ACC, and the four solo shutouts rank fourth.
  • Tarbell ranks among the nation’s best keepers in several categories as well, as he is 15th in GAA and tied for 20th in save percentage in the NCAA statistical rankings.
  • Charlotte is coming off a big conference win, blanking No. 14 FIU 1-0.
  • The 49ers are led in scoring by Brandt Bronico who has tallied three goals and three assists for nine points in six games played.
  • Charlotte keeper Austin Pack has registered 760 minutes in goal, allowing just seven goals while saving 20 shots for a 0.83 GAA. His record in goal is 3-3-2.

Series Notes:

  • In 18 games played, the overall series record is 9-6-3, favoring Clemson.
  • The last time the two teams met was on Oct. 7, 2013, a 0-1 loss for Clemson on an own goal at Historic Riggs Field.