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Oct 03, 2020

WSOC Gameday Central – Duke

Gameday Information

#️⃣3️⃣ Clemson (3-1-0, 2-1-0) at #️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ Duke (1-1-2, 0-1-2)

📍 Koskinen Stadium  – Durham, N.C.

⚽⏰ Kickoff Time – 5:00 p.m.

📊 Live Stats


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Game Notes

After suffering their first loss of 2020 against #1 North Carolina, the Tigers look to bounce back against another nationally-ranked opponent in #11 Duke.

With the series currently tied between the two sides, the Tigers look to add to the all-time-series record in not only the wins column but also wins in Durham.

The match will be aired on ACC Network with Sam Gore and Lori Lindsey acting as play-by-play and lead analyst, respectively. Coverage is set to begin at 5 p.m. ET.

Last Time Out

Match Information

The Tigers and Blue Devils last faced off on Oct. 13, 2019, at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C. At the point of last season’s match, Clemson held a #9 ranking while Duke was ranked #11. Following the 2019 match, the Tigers moved to 8-4-1, 2-4-0 on the season while the Blue Devils moved to 7-1-5, 2-0-4.

How It Was Decided

Duke tallied two early goals (McGuire – 7′, Pluck- 13′) to take the 2-0 lead into halftime. In the 53rd minute, Mariana Speckmaier got the Tigers on the board before the Blue Devils added two more goals in the 57th and 75th minute to secure the ranked win.

Series History

Of Note

• The Tigers and Blue Devils are currently tied in the series with a 13-13-1 mark.

• When playing in Durham the Tigers are 5-8-0.

• Clemson’s last win against the Blue Devils and last win in Durham came on Oct. 27, 2016, when the Tigers clinched their ACC regular-season title with a 1-0 score.


• Statistically speaking, the Tigers and Blue Devils are quite similar with each team attempting 49 shots through their first four matches. Duke is averaging 12.2 shots per game in comparison to the Tigers’ 12.25 average.

• With the Tigers netting 10 goals through four games, their attacking presence has been much more apparent in comparison to their opponent with Duke netting four goals against Wake Forest and have only scored one goal in their last three matches.

Leading the NCAA

The Tigers rank Top-5 in the NCAA in five statistical categories coming into Sunday.

• Assists per game (2.50, 1st)

• Points-per-game (7.50, 5th)

• Total assists (10, 3rd)

• Total goals (10, 5th)

• Total points (30, 5th)