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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS(home events BOLD)

Tuesday, Sept. 17Men’s Soccer vs. UNC Greensboro, 7 p.m. (ESPN3) (PROMOTION: Free t-shirts for first 200 fans)

Thursday, Sept. 19Women’s Soccer vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (PROMOTION: Fan Appreciation Day – Free t-shirts for first 100 fans)Football at N.C. State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Sept. 20Volleyball vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. (TigerCast) (PROMOTION: Jam Jervey – Free t-shirts for first 200 fans)Men’s Golf at The Ingram Invitational (Nashville, Tenn. – G.C. Of Tennessee)Women’s Golf at Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, S.C. – Furman G.C.)Cross Country at Wake Forest Invitational (Kernersville, N.C.)

Saturday, Sept. 21Volleyball vs. Troy, 12:30 p.m. (TigerCast)Volleyball vs. Delaware, 7 p.m. (TigerCast) (PROMOTION: Team Night – Area volleyball teams are invited to support Clemson Volleyball)Men’s Soccer vs. Maryland, 7 p.m. (TigerCast) (PROMOTION: Youth Night – Giveaways for all youth in attendance, while supplies last)Men’s Golf at The Ingram Invitational (Nashville, Tenn. – G.C. Of Tennessee)Women’s Golf at Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, S.C. – Furman G.C.)

Sunday, Sept. 22Women’s Soccer vs. Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. (TigerCast)Men’s Golf at The Ingram Invitational (Nashville, Tenn. – G.C. Of Tennessee)Women’s Golf at Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, S.C. – Furman G.C.)

LAST WEEK RECAP

Cross Country (@CUTrackandField)The Tiger women finished second and the men were sixth on Saturday at the Furman Classic, the opening meet of the 2013 schedule for Clemson.  Four of Clemson’s five scorers on the women’s side were first-year freshmen.  The two teams return to action on Friday in Kernersville, N.C., at the Wake Forest Invitational.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Record: 2-0Clemson had an open date last week and moved up to number-four in the USA Today poll.  The Tigers remained at No. 3 in AP, the highest ranking for the program in that poll since September 12, 1988. Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro needs just eight points at NC State to become Clemson’s career scoring leader. The senior has 322 points, just seven behind the total (329) that Aaron Hunt had between 2000-03. He currently leads all of college football with 56 made field goals and second among Division I players with 322 total points scored.The Tigers return to action Thursday night at NC State at 7:30 on ESPN.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMensGolf)Clemson’s men’s golf team placed 13th out of 15 teams at the Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields Golf Club near Chicago last weekend. The tournament featured nine top 20 teams, including five top 10 teams and is regarded as one of the top national tournaments of the fall. Clemson was led by sophomore Cody Proveaux, who finished 29th with a score of 221.  Clemson shot a 290 team score on the final day, its best of the tournament by 10 shots.Clemson returns to action this weekend at the Ingram Invitational, a tournament featuring ACC vs. SEC teams in Nashville, Tenn.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)The Clemson women’s golf team kicked off its inaugural season in style, finishing second in the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall in Hanahan, S.C. in the program’s first-ever tournament. The 20-team field included five top 25 teams from the 2013 NCAA Championship last year and 12 NCAA regional teams. Coach JT Horton’s team fell to Florida, who is ranked as high as #10 in the nation, by one stroke. Sloan Shanahan and Ashlan Ramsey both finished as co-individual runner-ups. This week the Lady Tigers head to Greenville, S.C., the closest they play to Clemson all season, to participate in the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman Golf Club. 

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMensSoc)Record: 5-0Off to it’s best start in nearly a decade, the men’s soccer team improved its record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in ACC play with a 1-0 win at NC State Saturday night. Manolo Sanchez scored in the first minute and goalkeeper Chris Glodack and defenders Paul Clowes and Jack Metcalf helped make it stand for the final margin. The Tigers have allowed only one goal in the first five matches of the season. Clemson is ranked as high as No. 9 in national polls, the first time since early 2007 the Tigers have earned a national top 25 ranking. Clemson begins a three-match homestand Tuesday against UNC Greensboro. 

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 3-2-2, 1-1 ACCThe Clemson women’s soccer team opened ACC play with a 1-1 record in league games at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers fell to #21 Maryland 2-1 in overtime Thursday, before defeating Boston College 2-1 Sunday. Senior Vanessa Laxgang and sophomore Jenna Polonsky recorded the two goals in the Tigers’ win over the Eagles, while freshman goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan posted four saves in the victory.  Clemson will conclude a six-game homestand this week, playing host to new ACC member Pittsburgh on Thursday before facing Alabama A&M in a non-conference game on Sunday.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMensTenn)Kicked off the 2013-14 season with the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga. Hunter Harrington advanced to the quarterfinals of the first division in both singles and, with Daniel Strawn, doubles. The fifth-seeded Harrington fell to second seed Ben Wagland of Georgia in a tough 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 match on Sunday. Second division draw saw Luke Johnson and Strawn advance to the round of 32, while in the third division, freshman Fernando Sala Sanchez advanced to the semifinals with Brent Lett falling in the round of 16. Clemson’s next action begins Sept. 28 at the ITA All-American Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 5-3The Clemson volleyball team split a pair of matches in Atlanta last week, falling 3-1 at Georgia State on Thursday before defeating UCF in five sets Friday. Senior outside Mo Simmons had 39 kills over the two matches, and junior libero Kristin Faust tallied a team-high 22 digs in each match. Clemson hosts the Clemson Classic in Jervey Gym on Friday and Saturday. The Tigers welcome Alabama, Troy, and Delaware in for the round-robin tournament.

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