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No. 7 Clemson Faces Syracuse on Saturday

No. 7 Clemson Faces Syracuse on Saturday

Syracuse Match Information

Who: No. 7 Clemson Tigers (10-3-0; 3-3-0 ACC) vs. Syracuse Orange (6-7-2; 0-5-1 ACC)

When: Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Where: SU Soccer Stadium, Syracuse, N.Y.

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Next Match – Clemson vs. Louisville on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. (Clemson, S.C.)

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson is coming off a 4-1 road defeat of the No. 16 Duke Blue Devils last Friday night. Diego Campos scored Clemson’s second hat trick in as many games and Saul Chinchilla netted his first goal of the season in the win.
  • Campos earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 16 for his performance against the Blue Devils.
  • Campos is tied with Jason Wright, who netted a hat trick in Clemson’s first hat trick since 2012 in the Tigers’ last game against Gardner-Webb, for a team-leading seven goals.
  • Robbie Robinson (4), Oliver Shannon (3), Kimarni Smith (3), Patrick Bunk-Andersen (2), Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, Justin Malou and Alexander Hemmingsen have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season.
  • Campos also leads the team with eight assists, and that number has him tied with Boston College’s Younes Boudadi, Wake Forest’s Brandon Servania and North Carolina’s Zach Wright for third in the ACC.
  • Campos’ 22 points have him tied with Boston College’s Simon Enstrom and Notre Dame’s Jon Gallagher for second in the ACC.
  • Clemson ranks third in the ACC in goals scored (33 in 13 matches).
  • Ximo Miralles has totaled 32 saves against 11 goals allowed in just over 1,120 minutes, while Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes, and Michael Zierhoffer has no goals allowed or saves in 15 minutes.
  • Miralles earned ACC Defensive Player of the week for Sept. 25 after posting two clean sheets against UCLA and Pitt.
  • Clemson ranks third in the ACC in both goals allowed (11 in 32 matches) and goals against average (0.32). The Tigers are also tied with Duke and Pitt for fourth in the conference with five shutouts.
  • Clemson ranks first in the ACC and fifth nationally in average home attendance (2,629 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. 7 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 for 27 of the last 28 weeks.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 8 in 2017’s third RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.

Syracuse Notes:

  • Syracuse is coming off a 2-1 win over Ohio State on the road on Wednesday. Tajon Buchanan and Lukas Rubio both found the back of the net for the Orange.
  • Jonathan Hagman tops the team with 5 goals, and Hugo Delhommelle’s six assists leads the Orange.
  • Hendrick Hilpert has seen most of the action in the net for Syracuse this season, allowing 21 goals with 38 saves in just under 1,370 minutes over 15 matches. Pat Castle has no goals allowed or saves in 40 minutes.

Series Notes:

  • The last three meetings between the Tigers and Orange have ended in ties, with both 2015 and 2016’s postseason matchups ending in Clemson wins via penalty kicks.
  • The only Clemson win in regulation in the series came the last time the teams played at Syracuse, and the Tigers defeated the Orange 1-0 at SU Soccer Stadium.
  • Dating back to 2013, Syracuse leads the overall series 3-1-3.