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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Monday, September 9Women’s Golf @ Cougar Classic (Charleston, SC)

Tuesday, September 10Women’s Golf @ Cougar Classic (Charleston, SC)

Thursday, September 12Women’s Soccer vs. Maryland, 7 PM | Internet: ESPN3Volleyball @ Georgia State (Georgia State Tournament), 7 PM

Friday, September 13Volleyball vs. UCF (Georgia State Tournament), 12 PMMen’s Golf @ Fighting Illini Invitational (Olympia Fields, IL), All DayMen’s Tennis @ Southern Intercollegiates (Athens, GA), All Day

Saturday, September 14Cross Country @ Furman Classic, 8:15 AMMen’s Soccer @ NC State, 7 PM | Internet: ESPN3Men’s Golf @ Fighting Illini Invitational (Olympia Fields, IL), All DayMen’s Tennis @ Southern Intercollegiates (Athens, GA), All Day

Sunday, September 15Women’s Soccer vs. Boston College, 1 PM | Internet: ESPN3Men’s Golf @ Fighting Illini Invitational (Olympia Fields, IL), All DayMen’s Tennis @ Southern Intercollegiates (Athens, GA), All Day

SPORTS REVIEWS

Cross CountryThe men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their 2013 season on Saturday in Greenville at the Furman Classic. The event will be held at the university golf course, with the women’s 6K set for 8:30 AM followed by the men’s 8K.

Athletic Communications Contact: Philip SikesTwitter: @CUTrackandField

FootballRecord: 2-0; Ranked 3rd by AP and 5th by USA TodayClemson defeated South Carolina State on September 7 by a 52-13 score.  Cole Stoudt came off the bench to complete 19-20 passes for 143 yards and three scores.  His 95 percent completion percentage broke the school record of 94 percent by Woody Dantzler against The Citadel in 2000.  Dantzler was Clemson’s honorary captain for Saturday’s game.  Clemson climbed to number-three in the AP poll on Sunday, its highest ranking by AP since September 12, 1988 when the Tigers were also third.  The Tigers are fifth in USA Today.  Clemson has September 14 off and will next be in action at NC State on Thursday night September 19 in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

Athletic Communications Contact:  Tim BourretTwitter:  @ClemsonFB

Men’s GolfRanked 21st by GolfweekClemson’s men’s golf team had an outstanding start to the season with a fourth-place finish at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, GA on Sunday.  The Tigers were just one shot behind third place LSU in the national tournament that included 14 teams.  Cody Proveaux led the Tigers with a 214 score, good enough for a fifth place finish individually.  Freshman Austin Langdale and sophomore Miller Capps shot even par for the three rounds to finish in a tie for 12th.  Clemson will next see action this coming weekend at Olympia Fields for the Fighting Illini Invitational.

Athletic Communications Contact:  Tim BourretTwitter:  @ClemsonMensGolf

Women’s GolfRanked 21st by GolfweekSeptember 8, 2013 was a landmark day for the Clemson women’s golf program.  Clemson played its first round of golf at Yeaman Hall in Charleston and had an outstanding performance.  J.T. Horton’s team shot a team score of three under par 285 to tie for second after the first day of competition.   Sloan Shanahan had the honor of hitting the first shot in Clemson history.  Her drive went down the middle.  She went on to birdie that first hole, then finished with a round of 69, the best by a Clemson golfer that first round.  Clemson continues play in the 20-team event Monday and Tuesday.

Athletic Communications Contact:  Tim BourretTwitter:  @ClemsonWGolf

Men’s SoccerRecord: 4-0Clemson is off to its best start since the 2006 season with a 4-0 record.  On Labor Day night, freshman Thales De Mello Moreno scored early in the second overtime period in leading Clemson to a 2-1 victory over South Carolina.  He is the first Clemson player in history to have his first career goal as a game winner in overtime against South Carolina.  This is the 11thovertime match between the two schools since the series was started in 1978.  On Friday, September 6, Thomas McNamara and Ara Amirkhanian both scored goals in Clemson’s 2-0 upset win over 15th-ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Historic Riggs Field.  In the September 8 match with Gardner Webb, McNamara scored one goal and had an assist in leading Clemson to a 3-0 win over the Runnin’ Bulldogs at Clemson, SC.  McNamara is Clemson’s leading scorer this season with four goals and two assists for 10 points.   He is a graduate student at Clemson having played three years at Brown. Athletic Communications Contact:  Sam BlackmanTwitter:  @ClemsonMensSoc

Women’s SoccerRecord: 2-1-2The Clemson women’s soccer team was 1-1 last week in two games played at Historic Riggs Field.  The Tigers fell 2-1 to 11th-ranked South Carolina on Friday, before defeating Davidson 2-0 on Sunday.  Freshman forward Catrina Atanda scored both goals in the victory over the Wildcats, and leads the Tigers in scoring with three goals for six points through the first five games of the season.  Clemson will open the Atlantic Coast Conference season this week when the Tigers play host to #16 Maryland Thursday at 7 PM and Boston College Sunday at 1 PM.

Athletic Communications Contact:  Libby KehnTwitter:  @clemsonwsoccer

Men’s TennisClemson’s Hunter Harrington and the doubles team of Dominique Maden and Luke Johnson are ranked in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll released Friday.  Harrington is ranked 68th in the singles poll and the doubles team of Maden and Johnson is ranked 37th.  Harrington, a native of Spartanburg, SC, finished the 2012-13 with a 21-9 record overall and a 17-6 mark in dual matches.  Last season, the junior played at number-two singles.  Dominique Maden was a doubles All-American in 2012-13 along with his brother Yannick Maden, who has since graduated.  Dominique Maden is a senior this season, and Johnson, a transfer from the University of Florida, will be a sophomore.  Clemson will participate in the Southern Collegiate Tournament in Athens, GA on September 13-16 in the first fall event for the Tigers this season.Athletic Communications Contact:  Sam BlackmanTwitter:  @ClemsonMensTenn

VolleyballRecord: 4-2The Clemson volleyball team defeated South Carolina, Winthrop, and Furman en route to the 2013 Big Orange Bash Championship.  Friday night’s match against South Carolina drew a standing-room-only crowd that saw the Tigers win a thrilling five-setter.  The Tigers had many great individual performances, led by Big Orange Bash MVP Hannah Brenner, who tallied the third triple-double (50 assists, 19 digs, 10 kills) by a setter in school history on Saturday night against Furman. Ironically, the other two to accomplish the feat were in attendance in Clemson Assistant Coach Kelsey Murphy and Furman Head Coach Michelle (Thieke) Young.

Athletic Communications Contact:  Jeff KallinTwitter:  @ClemsonVB

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