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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Tuesday, Sept. 24Men’s Soccer vs. USC Upstate, 7 p.m. (TigerCast) Fan Appreciation Night (Scarves for first 200 fans, and chance to win $5,000 for one fan at halftime.)

Thursday, Sept. 26Women’s Soccer at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27Women’s Tennis at Furman Fall ClassicVolleyball at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.Men’s Soccer at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28Football vs. Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2) – HomecomingWomen’s Tennis at ITA All-American Pre-Qualification (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)Men’s Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.) 

Sunday, Sept. 29Women’s Soccer vs. Florida State, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)(World Cup Day – Youth teams, with members 12 and younger, invited to participate in World Cup style parade at halftime. – RSVP by Sept. 26)Volleyball at Maryland, 2 p.m.


Cross Country (@CUTrackandField)The Tigers competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Friday, where the men’s team finished in third place, while the women took fifth. Roland Hakes led the men’s team for a second straight week. The sophomore from Irmo, S.C., placed fourth individually in the 8K competition. The two teams return to action on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Record: 3-0, 1-0Tajh Boyd and Martavis Bryant hooked up for a pair of second-half touchdowns, and Clemson overcome a shaky start and pulled away for a 26-14 win against a pesky NC State squad at Carter-Finley Stadium in the ACC opener for both teams. Senior kicker Chandler Catanzaro became Clemson’s all-time scoring leader with two field goals and two extra points on the night, while Boyd moved into a tie for second place in ACC history for career touchdown passes. The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press poll and No. 4 by the coaches, return to action Saturday against Wake Forest. The game will kick off at 3:30 and will be televised by ABC/ESPN2.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMensGolf)Stephen Behr fired a four-under par 67 on Saturday and Miller Capps finished fifth overall to lead Clemson to a third place finish at the Dick’s Challenge Cup at the Golf Club of Tennessee near Nashville. The Tigers finished with a team score of 849, their best score of the year both in total score and in relation to par. In the unique tournament format, the Tigers then faced off with nationally-ranked tournament winner Georgia in match-play, where the Bulldogs claimed a 5-0 victory.  Clemson returns to action on Oct. 18 at the US Collegiate at the Golf Club of Georgia in Atlanta.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)Freshman Ashlan Ramsey won individual medalist honors and the women’s golf team finished second at the Lady Paladin Invitational. Clemson shot a team score of 867 for the 54 hole event, just two shots off the pace set by the University of Wisconsin. Ramsey, the number-one ranked amateur in the world according to Golfweek, won the individual championship by three strokes over Eunice Yi of Georgia Regents University.  Following the second-consecutive runner-up finish for the Tigers to begin their inaugural season, the team next tees up in Chapel Hill at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. The tournament will be held at Finley Golf Course October 11-13.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMensSoc)Record: 6-1, 2-1 ACCAfter climbing into the top 10 of national polls, the men’s soccer team began the week with a 2-0 victory over UNC-Greensboro. Thomas McNamara and Manolo Sanchez both scored goals in leading the Tigers to a 2-0 victory. On Sunday, No. 17 Maryland used a pair of penalty scores to claim a 3-1 victory. Following the three goals by the Terrapins, Clemson has still allowed only four goals on the season.  The Tigers will host USC-Upstate Tuesday before traveling to Virginia Tech for a Friday evening match.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 5-2-2, 2-1 ACCThe Clemson women’s soccer team was 2-0 last week, defeating Pittsburgh 2-0 on Thursday and Alabama A&M 14-0 on Sunday at Historic Riggs Field. Freshmen Paige Reckert and Tori Andreski recorded their first career goals in the Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference win over the Panthers. The 14 goals scored versus Alabama A&M set new Clemson and ACC records for single game scoring. Senior Deana Sherry recorded a hat trick against the Bulldogs, while senior Vanessa Laxgang and sophomore Kylie Tawney recorded two goals apiece in the victory. Clemson will play its first ACC road game of the year on Thursday at Syracuse, before returning to Historic Riggs Field to face third-ranked Florida State on Sunday.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)The women’s tennis team opens its 2013-14 slate this week at the Furman Fall Classic and the Riviera/ITA All-American tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif. All-American Yana Koroleva, ranked 7th in the nation, earned an automatic bid to the main draw. Beatrice Gumulya, ranked 34th, is in the qualifying draw, while Romy Koelzer and Jessy Rompies will be in the pre-qualifying field. All of the players will start the week at the Furman tournament before those four make the trip to California. Head coach Nancy Harris also added 2007 Clemson grad Maria Brito as an assistant coach to her staff. 

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 6-5The volleyball team went 1-2 on the week in the Clemson Classic, which featured one of the most thrilling sets in school history on Friday against Alabama. In the fourth set, in which Clemson was trying to extend the match, the teams had 28 ties and seven lead changes, with Clemson coming out ahead, 38-36, and tying a school record for most points in a set. They would end up falling to the Tide in five. They then defeated Troy on Saturday morning, but lost to Delaware on Saturday night. Mo Simmons was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 4.77 kills per set. The Tigers open ACC play this week on the road at Pittsburgh and Maryland.