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Oct 18, 2019

Tigers Ready for Road Test at Syracuse Saturday Night

Clemson, S.C. – The eighth-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will travel to Syracuse, N.Y. as they face the Orange on Saturday, Oct. 19 in their sixth ACC match. The Tigers, who currently hold a 10-1-1 record, look to improve upon their 3-1 record on the road this season. This will be the 11th meeting between the two teams, with the first meeting coming during the 2013 season.

Game Day #13 Information

Who: No. 8 Clemson Tigers (10-1-1) at Syracuse Orange (5-3-4)

Where: SU Soccer Stadium – *Admission is free to the match.

When: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Watch live on ACCNX.

Live stats available here.

Series Notes

  • This will be the 11th meeting between the two teams, with the series met at a deadlock of 3-3-4. Out of the four ties, three of the matches have gone to a penalty kick shoot-out, with the Tigers winning all three.
  • The last time the two sides met was on Oct. 23, 2018, with Clemson winning at Historic Riggs Field by a 3-2 margin.
  • Syracuse leads the series in scoring, netting 10 goals to the Tigers’ nine.
  • This will only be the second time that the two sides meet while Clemson is ranked and Syracuse is unranked.

Clemson Notes

  • With Clemson slotting into the eighth-ranked position in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, they add to their current streak of being ranked within the Top 25 every week this season.
  • Clemson’s 10-1-1 record to open the year is their best start to a season since 1998 when the team went 5-1 before rattling off 17-straight wins.
  • Clemson is led in scoring by Kimarni Smith, who has slotted away 13 goals so far this season. Last time out, Kimarni Smith netted two goals in Clemson’s win over Louisville.
  • George Marks holds a 9-1-1 record in goal for the Tigers and has posted six shutouts so far this campaign.
  • Tanner Dieterich leads the team with seven assists on the year. Dieterich is closely followed by Phillip Mayaka, who has six assists credited to his name.
  • This year’s record through the first twelve games marks Head Coach Mike Noonan’s best start to a season while at the helm of Clemson’s program.

Syracuse Notes

  • Syracuse enters the match with a 5-3-4 record, with the team coming off a string of victories against UNC-Chapel Hill and Connecticut.
  • Syracuse holds a 1-2-2 record in conference play.
  • Syracuse is under the direction of Head Coach Ian McIntyre, who is in his 10th season leading the Orange.
  • The Orange are led in scoring by Ryan Raposo who has scored seven goals this season. Massimo Ferrin has contributed four assists through the first 11 games to lead the team.
  • Syracuse has allowed 18 goals while scoring a total of 16 goals. Seven different players have scored for the Orange.