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Nov 19, 2020

Post Match Notes — No. 2 Clemson v. Virginia

Post Match Notes (PDF)


  • Clemson had 15 players take the field.
  • Six players earned 90 minutes in the match.
    • George Marks, Ben Erkens, Justin Malou, John Martin, Charlie Asensio and Philip Mayaka.
    • Ben Erkens played in his first full match, having played a total of six minutes in 2020 entering Wednesday night.
  • Three players have started in each of the Tigers’ ten matches this season.
    • Justin Malou, Grayson Barber and Charlie Asensio.
  • Charlie Asensio leads the team in minutes (919) played this season.
  • George Marks is ranked second in the nation for goalkeeper minutes played this year (861).

milestone moments

  •  Kimarni Smith recorded his fourth goal of the 2020 ACC Tournament.
    • This gives Smith a share of the tournament record for most goals in a single tournament.
    • Smith now has a share of Clemson’s record for most goals in a tournament. Smith is tied with Wolde Harris, who set the record in 1994.
  • Smith recorded his ninth point of the tournament thanks to his first-half goal.
    • This gives Smith the Clemson record for most points in a tournament. The previous record was eight, set by Wolde Harris in 1994.
  • Grayson Barber recorded his third assist of the tournament.
    • This gives Barber a share of Clemson’s record for most assists in a tournament. Barber’s now tied with Rivers Guthrie from 1994.
  • Barber set the Clemson record for most assists in an individual career (4) as the junior has contributed three in 2020 and one in 2019.
  • George Marks recorded his 25th victory in goal for Clemson.
    • Marks made his 35th start during Wednesday’s match.
  • Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador registered the third goal of his career and second of the season.
  • Alvaro Gomez made his 25th appearance as a member of Clemson’s program.
  • James Brighton made his 30th appearance for Clemson.
  • Isaiah Reid recorded his 15th appearance for Clemson.


  • Clemson earned its third ACC Tournament victory over Virginia on Wednesday. Clemson is now 3-5-2 against the Cavaliers in the series.
    • Clemson is 1-0-1 against Virginia in ACC Semifinal matches.
  • Clemson recorded its 25th win in the series, making Virginia the eighth opponent which Clemson has defeated 25 or more times. 
  • Clemson is now 2-0 against Virginia in matches played on Nov. 18.
    • 2001 – Clemson defeats Virginia, 1-0, to capture its 13th ACC Championships.
    • 2020 – Clemson defeats Virginia, 2-1, to advance to its ninth ACC Final.
  • Clemson is now 7-3-1 in matches against Virginia after losing the previous two meetings. 

Noonan milestones

  • Noonan captured his 341st victory as a head coach, a career that spans 32 seasons. Noonan’s overall record is 341-182-72.
    • Noonan is now tied for eleventh all-time amongst active D-I head coaches for most career wins.
  • Noonan is now 48-8-3 at Clemson when his team scores two goals in a match.
  • Noonan is now 103-8-7 at Clemson when his team scores first.
  • Noonan captured his 50th victory (50-4-3) at Clemson when his side scores at 80:00 or later in a match. 


  • Clemson is now 22-26-10 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
  • Clemson is now 7-7-3 in the ACC Semifinals.
  • Clemson has scored 2,799 goals in program history.