The Clemson women’s soccer team returns to action as they are set to face off with the No. 16 Louisville and No. 11 Duke on the road. The Tigers will first meet the Cardinals on Oct. 10 for a 5 p.m. match before an Oct. 13 showdown with the Blue Devils at 1 p.m.
Coming off a 1-0 loss to North Carolina, the Tigers look to get back in the win column against two ranked opponents. Their matches against Louisville and Duke mark the end of their recent three game road stretch before returning home to play Syracuse on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Despite opening up conference play with a loss to North Carolina, the Cardinals have strung together three consecutive wins against Syracuse, Boston College and Wake Forest to move to 10-1 overall with a 3-1 conference record. Overall, the Cardinals have outscored opponents 25-8 on the year with their highest margin of victory coming in a 5-0 shutout over Eastern Michigan in September. Louisville currently has six players to start in every game with Emina Ekic leading the way with seven goals and six assists through 11 games, good for 20 points. On the backend, Gabby Kouzelos has started every game in net while only conceding six goals.
Duke has struggled recently to come out with a win in close matches, highlighted by their 6-1-4 record. Most notably, three of their four ties on the season have come in scoreless draws against Georgetown, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Duke’s lone loss of the season comes in a non-conference matchup with ACC rival North Carolina, who they are set to rematch on Oct. 10 as a part of their full ACC schedule. Elle Stevens leads the Blue Devils with 16 points while two others follow close behind with double-digit totals through 11 games.
Who: #9 Clemson vs. #16 Louisville
When: October 10, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Where: Louisville, Ky. (Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium)
Who: #9 Clemson vs. #11 Duke
When: October 13, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Where: Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)