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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD)Monday, Oct. 209:30 a.m. – Women’s Tennis Singles Finals at ITA Carolinas Women’s Regional (Chapel Hill, N.C.)10 a.m. – Men’s Tennis Doubles Finals at ITA Carolina Men’s Regional (Cary, N.C.)

Tuesday, Oct. 216 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina (rescheduled from last week due to weather) (TigerCast)

Thursday, Oct. 237 p.m. – Women’s Soccer at Notre Dame

Friday, Oct. 246:30 p.m. – Volleyball at Duke7:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer at Louisville (ESPN3)

Saturday, Oct. 257 p.m. – Football vs. Syracuse (Homecoming – ESPNU) 

Sunday, Oct. 261 p.m. – Volleyball at Virginia Tech1 p.m. – Women’s Soccer at Pittsburgh (ESPN3) 



Cross Country (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tiger men’s team won the title Friday at Alabama’s Crimson Classic, besting the field of 24 teams. The Tigers knocked off several major conference teams, including Auburn, ranked No. 2 in the latest South Region poll. Aaron Ramirez led the way with a fifth-place finish for a team that ran without its most consistent performer, Roland Hakes. On the women’s side, the Tigers took seventh place and were led individually by Natoya Goule. The teams return to action on Oct. 31 in Earlysville, Va., for the ACC Championships.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Current Ranking: #20 USA Today Coaches Poll; #21 Associated Press PollRecord: 5-2, 4-1 ACCFor the second straight week, Clemson used outstanding defense to win a football game against a quality opponent. The Tigers defeated Boston College in Boston by a 17-13 score, the fourth consecutive win for Dabo Swinney’s Tigers.Clemson held Boston College to just 120 yards rushing. The Eagles entered the game averaging 317 per game, fourth best in the nation. Clemson had 14 tackles for loss by 13 different players and limited Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy to a season low 55 yards on the ground.Cole Stoudt won the Leather Helmet as the game’s most valuable player. The senior completed a career high 29 passes for 285 yards. Mike Williams had eight catches for 128 yards and now has 671 yards for the season, 21 more than Sammy Watkins had through seven games last year.Clemson returns to Memorial Stadium this weekend to face Syracuse in the annual homecoming contest.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Current Ranking: #30 Golfweek/SagarinThe Clemson men’s golf team finished 10th out of 15 teams at the U.S. Collegiate at the Golf Club of Georgia on October 19. The national field included 11 of the top 25 teams in the nation. Cody Proveaux finished a career best third place in the 79 player field. He was seven under par 209 for the three days, including a career best 67 in the second round. Larry Penley’s team will be off until November 1 when the team plays at the Hummingbird Invitational in Sapphire Valley, N.C.On Sunday, former Clemson golfer Ben Martin won his first PGA Tour event when he shot 20-under par to capture the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf) Clemson’s women’s golf team closed out its fall season at the Stanford Intercollegiate Hosted by Condoleezza Rice on October 19. Clemson finished in 17th place in a field which included several nationally ranked programs from the West Coast.Lauren Salazar, a California native, was the top tiger in the event as the redshirt sophomore shot a 74 in Sunday’s final round for a three-round score of 226. Clemson returns to action in February at the Puerto Rico Classic. 

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The Clemson women’s rowing team opened the fall season at the Head of the Charles regatta this weekend in Boston, Mass. Saturday, the Clemson Varsity 4+ competed in the Club Fours Event and finished in seventh place out of 59 boats with a time of 18:58.77.The Clemson Varsity 8+ competed in the Championship Eights on Sunday and rowed to a 21st place finish. The Tigers finished the race with a time of 17:35.07. Clemson finished ahead of ACC opponent Boston College while Virginia finished in third.  The Tigers return to action in two weeks for the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)Record: 7-6-0, 4-2-0 ACCThe Clemson men’s soccer team knocked off No. 6 Virginia by a score of 2-1 last Friday night at Historic Riggs Field. The win was Clemson’s fourth in the ACC, tying them for first place in the Atlantic Division standings with Syracuse and Louisville. Senior Manolo Sanchez and sophomore Austen Burnikel scored for the Tigers, and Sanchez also tallied an assist to bring his season total to a team-best five assists. Clemson plays a pair of matches this week. The Tigers host No. 25 Coastal Carolina Tuesday night in a match that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The Tigers travel to No. 20 Louisville Friday, Oct. 24, in a match that has major implications on ACC standings and tournament seeding.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 11-2-2, 4-2-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: #18 NCAA RPI / #21 NSCAA Coaches’ PollThe women’s soccer team won its only game of the week last Saturday, defeating Miami 2-0 at Historic Riggs Field. The game was the Tigers’ Pink Game, in which the team raised awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Clemson’s goals were scored by Salma Anastasio and Abby Jones. The goal by Anastasio was her fifth of the season and gives her 13 points, and the freshman now ranks second on the team in goals and points. With the win, the Tigers recorded an 11-win season for the first time since 2006 and also defeated the Hurricanes for the first time since 2006.Clemson plays two games on the road next week – at No. 11 Notre Dame Thursday and at Pittsburgh Sunday before returning home for the last regular season game and senior night on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)The Clemson men’s tennis team returned to action last week at the ITA Carolina Regionals in Cary, N.C. The Tigers’ doubles duo of seniors Alejandro Augusto and Hunter Harrington reached the finals of the doubles draw, to be played today. Augusto and Harrington won four matches to reach the finals, including the semifinal match against the tournament’s top-seeded team of from North Carolina, currently ranked eighth by the ITA. The Carolinas Region doubles champions earn automatic berths to the ITA National Indoors, Nov. 6-9, played at the site of the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.Harrington also advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles draw, and Augusto reached the Round of 16 before falling to the top-seed, Brayden Schnur of North Carolina, in three sets. After today’s doubles final, the Tigers return to action at the USTA Collegiate Invitational at Disney beginning Oct. 30 in Orlando, Fla. 

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)The Clemson women’s tennis team was in action at the ITA Carolina Regionals in Chapel Hill, N.C. last week. Junior Joana Eidukonyte won five matches, including a semifinal win over Ester Goldfeld of Duke, the No. 3 seed in the tournament and the 12th-ranked singles player in the nation, on Sunday. Eidukonyte will face No. 2 seed Caroline Price of North Carolina in Monday’s title match. Senior Beatrice Gumulya reached Sunday’s singles semifinals, before falling to Price. Following the conclusion of the ITA Regional tournament, the Tigers will be back in action at the USTA Collegiate Invitational at Disney beginning Oct. 30 in Orlando, Fla. 

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 14-6 (3-4 ACC)The Clemson volleyball team split this weekend with a 3-0 win (25-10, 25-19, 28-26)at Notre Dame Friday, and a 3-1 loss (26-24, 17-25, 20-25, 21-25) to Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon in Jervey Gym. The Tigers’ win over Notre Dame was the 800th win in program history. Senior Kristin Faust had 22 kills on the weekend and sophomore Leah Perri added 21. Freshman Kate Federico ran the offense with 58 assists on the weekend. She also posted 31 assists, 19 digs and seven kills in the match against Pittsburgh and was just three kills away from recording her first career triple-double. The Tigers are on the road for two matches this weekend – at Duke on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and at Virginia Tech on Sunday, at 1 p.m.