CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 8/11 Clemson women’s soccer team (9-4-0, 5-3 ACC) returns to the field as they look to keep their home undefeated streak alive against the visiting Georgia Bulldogs (3-6-2, 2-3-2 SEC). The match is set to kickoff from Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday, March 20th at 2 p.m. with live coverage on ACCNX.
Clemson’s offensive production this season has had strong ties to underclassmen on the roster, with freshmen and sophomores contributing 19 of the team’s 25 goals in 2020-21. Of those 19, sophomore Caroline Conti and freshman Megan Bornkamp have combined for 12 with six coming from both parties.
One of Clemson’s key factors this season outside of underclassmen offense has been second half production, with the Tigers scoring 15 of their goals this season in the final 45 minutes of play. In fact, the Tigers are 5-0-0 when scoring a goal in the 80th minute or later this season.
When comparing the two sides, both squads are coming off matches against Auburn where Clemson won by a 1-0 margin courtesy of an 84th minute strike from Bornkamp, while Georgia was defeated by the same scoreline. Clemson outshot the opposing Tigers 15-9 in the match while the Bulldogs, who are averaging 13.5 shots per game this season, took the narrow margin over Auburn, 9-7.
With Clemson holding the all-time series lead with an 8-2-0 overall mark and 4-1-0 record when hosting the Bulldogs, Head Coach Eddie Radwanski looks to keep his perfect streak over Georgia after winning all four matches in which he has led the Tigers. In those four matches, Clemson has outscored Georgia 8-2 with the most recent faceoff coming in 2019.
Although the Georgia offense has added 148 shots this season, landing 73 of them, Clemson has been stingy when playing at home, allowing only one goal at Historic Riggs Field while netting 11 of their own. The .841 save percentage by the Tigers’ goalkeepers ranks first among the Atlantic Coast Conference while Hensley Hancuff’s personal mark of .867 places her comfortably atop the conference.
Following the match against Georgia, Clemson will close out their homestand with an April 3rd match against Alabama. The Tigers’ regular season will wrap up on April 10th as they travel to Columbia, S.C. to face South Carolina.