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No. 6 Clemson Travels to No. 2 Wake Forest for Top-10 Matchup

No. 6 Clemson Travels to No. 2 Wake Forest for Top-10 Matchup

Wake Forest Match Information

Who: No. 6 Clemson Tigers (8-1-0; 2-1-0) vs. No. 2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-1-0; 3-0-0)

When: Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

Where: Spry Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.


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Next Match – Clemson vs. Notre Dame on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. (Clemson, S.C.)

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson is coming off a 4-1 win over Charlotte at Historic Riggs Field on Tuesday night. Jason Wright netted the Tigers’ first two goals, the first off Cale Thorne’s first assist of the year and the second off a Diego Campos corner kick. Oliver Shannon upped the Tigers’ lead to 3-1 on a laser from over 20 yards out off a pass from Michael Melvin, and Robbie Robinson cemented the 4-1 win by playing a cross from Robby Jacobs into the back of the net.
  • Campos and Wright are tied for the team lead in goals with four each. Three of Campos’ goals were game-winning, tied for first in the ACC. Kimarni Smith ranks second on the team with three goals, including the overtime game-winner against Georgia Southern on Sept. 4.
  • Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, and Justin Malou have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season, with Bunk-Andersen doing it twice.
  • Campos also leads the team with four assists.
  • Ximo Miralles has totaled 24 saves against five goals allowed in 765 minutes, while Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes.
  • Miralles ranks first in the ACC in individual goals against average (0.59) and save percentage (.828) and earned ACC Defensive Player of the week for Sept. 25 after posting two clean sheets against UCLA and Pitt.
  • Clemson ranks first in the ACC in goals allowed (five in nine matches) and goals against average (0.55). The Tigers are also tied with Louisville and Wake Forest for a conference-leading four shutouts.
  • Clemson ranks first in the ACC and fourth nationally in average home attendance (2,652 per match).
  • Bunk-Andersen scored his first goal of the year against rival South Carolina and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 5 as a result.
  • Clemson opened the season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 2013.
  • The Tigers defeated South Carolina 4-1 on Friday, Sept. 1, and the win was head coach Mike Noonan’s 300th career victory.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of six ACC teams in the top 10. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 of this poll for 26 straight weeks.

Wake Forest Notes:

  • Wake Forest is coming off a come-from-behind 2-1 win over South Carolina on Tuesday. Ema Twumasi scored the game-winner in the 89th minute to give the Demon Deacons the win.
  • Luis Argudo is the Demon Deacons’ leading scorer with seven goals on the year, and Jon Bakero leads both the team and the ACC in points, having scored six goals and assisted on 10.
  • Andreu Cases Mundet has played every minute of all 10 matches in goal for Wake Forest, allowing seven goals against 13 saves.
  • Cases Mundet ranks second in the ACC, behind Clemson’s Miralles, in goals against average (0.69).
  • Wake Forest is ranked No. 2 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, leading the six ACC schools in the top 10.
  • The Demon Deacons’ 3-0-0 conference record has them at the top of the Atlantic Division, just ahead of Clemson and Louisville, who both are 2-1-1 in ACC play.
  • Wake Forest has scored 28 goals in 10 matches, good for second in the ACC.

Series Notes:

  • Four of the last seven matchups between the Tigers and Demon Deacons have ended in ties.
  • Clemson and Wake Forest met twice in 2016, with the first being a 1-0 regular season win at home for the Tigers, and the second being a 3-1 Demon Deacon victory in the ACC Championship in Charleston, S.C.
  • Dating back to 1980, Wake Forest leads the overall series 19-18-7.