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Oct 21, 2019

No. 8 Clemson Hosts Radford Tuesday Night in Vs. Cancer Match

Clemson, S.C. –The eighth-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will welcome the Radford Highlanders to Historic Riggs Field on Tuesday night in the Tigers’ final non-conference match of the regular season. Clemson enters the contest with an 11-1-1 record, most recently defeating the Syracuse Orange by a 7-4 margin. In that match, Robbie Robinson earned his second hat-trick of the season while also contributing an assist on the Tigers’ sixth goal. Robinson’s performance against the Orange gave him this week’s ACC Offensive Player of the Week honor.

Game #14 Information

Who: No. 8 Clemson Tigers (11-1-1) vs. Radford Highlanders (4-8-2)

When: Tuesday, Oct. 22. Kick-off set for 7:05 p.m.

Where: Historic Riggs Field // Clemson, S.C.

Watch live on ACCNX.

Live Stats available via StatBroadcast.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Series Notes:

  • The two sides will meet for just the fifth time in history during their Tuesday match.
  • Clemson holds the series lead, 3-0-1, outscoring the Highlanders by a 12-2 margin.
  • The two sides first met on Sept. 4, 1993, at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers won that match 8-0.
  • The last meeting between the two teams was on Aug. 27, 2017, with Clemson winning 2-1.
  • All meetings in the series have been played at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The two teams share three opponents on their respective 2019 schedules. Radford has played UNCG, USC-Upstate and College of Charleston. Radford went 2-0-1 in those contests.

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers enter Tuesday night’s match looking to finish their non-conference slate with an undefeated record. The last time Clemson went undefeated during non-conference play in the regular season was back in 2017.
  • The 11-1-1 start to the season is the best by Head Coach Mike Noonan while at the helm in Clemson.
  • George Marks had a career day against Syracuse, registering eight saves in the match. Marks had 15 through his first 12 games of the season and 10 during his freshman year.
  • Clemson broke SU Soccer Stadium’s scoring record by netting seven against the Orange. The previous record was set back in 2003 by Virginia Tech.
  • Robbie Robinson’s three goals against Syracuse made him the first Tiger since Wojtek Krakowiak in 1998 to record multiple hat-tricks in a season.
  • The trio of Kimarni Smith, Robbie Robinson and Grayson Barber have combined to score 33 goals, contribute 14 assists and log 80 points. Out of the 204 NCAA DI men’s soccer teams, only eight have scored more than 33 goals this season.
  • The team leads the country with 49 goals scored, registering 234 shots in the process. Out of the Tigers’ 234 shots attempted, 110 have been put on goal. The Tigers currently average 3.77 goals/game.
  • Clemson has nine players who have contributed three or more assists this season.
  • Defensively, the team has allowed only 14 goals, while letting 103 shots be attempted.

Radford Notes:

  • Radford enters the match with a 4-8-2 record on the year, going 2-4 in the Big South conference play through their opening six conference contests.
  • The Highlanders are led by Bryheem Hancock, who is in his third season at the helm of the program.
  • Baye Djibril Faye was named the Big South Freshman of the Week on Monday. Faye scored two goals in 105 minutes across two games of action last week.
  • Joseba Incera, the starting goalkeeper for the Highlanders, has a 1.47 GAA since being inserted into the starting lineup four matches into the season
  • Pape Oumar Gueye is tied for first in the Big South with six assists. This mark slots Oumar Gueye into a tie for 21stin the nation.

Clemson Vs. Cancer

The Clemson University men’s soccer team has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Vs. Cancer program to help raise funds in the battle for the cure. Throughout the season, the team is raising awareness and funds for local kids with cancer, and we will celebrate our efforts on October 22, 2019 during our home game against the Radford Highlanders.

In partnership with Vs. Cancer, our team has selected Prisma Children’s Hospital to receive a portion of the funds they raise. Visit our donation page to learn more about our team’s fundraising efforts.