#️⃣3️⃣ Clemson (3-0-0, 2-0-0) at #️⃣1️⃣ North Carolina (3-0-0, 3-0-0)
📍 Dorrance Field – Chapel Hill, N.C.
⚽⏰ Kickoff Time – 4:00 p.m.
📊 Live Stats
After a week break under their belts, the Tigers return to the pitch as the No. 3 ranked team in the country and have another tough slate of ACC competition on the docket with the national No. 1 team, North Carolina, awaiting.
Forward Caroline Conti (So.) and goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff (Jr.) return to the field after sweeping last week’s ACC Player of the Week awards. The conference honors were the first time in program history that the Tigers have swept both the Offensive and Defensive awards and the first time since North Carolina in 2018 that a team had swept the weekly awards outright.
The nationally-ranked match will be broadcasted on Regional Sports Network with out-of-market coverage available through ACC Network Extra. Tom Werme will handling PxP for the match while Sari Rose will be the lead analyst.
The Tigers and Tar Heels last faced off on Oct. 5, 2019, on the newly christened Dorrance Field. At the time, Clemson held its highest ranking of the 2019 season with the No. 8 position while North Carolina held the national 3-seed.
How It Was Decided
North Carolina got things started in the second half with a goal in the 55th minute. A curving set piece from Maycee Bell just outside of the box was met by a diving Bridgette Andrzejewski, marking the senior’s fifth goal of the season. The remaining 35 minutes of play would stay quiet as the 55th-minute goal would be the decider in the top-10 match.
• North Carolina holds a 34-1-1 all-time record against Clemson.
• The only time Clemson has beaten (2000, 2-1) and tied (2016, 1-1) the Tar Heels have been the years the Tigers have gone on to the win the ACC regular-season title.
• Clemson and North Carolina both hold 3-0 overall records coming into Thursday’s match with the Tar Heels going 3-0 within the conference and the Tigers holding a 2-0 ACC record.
• In terms of shots, the Tar Heels have attempted 52 across their first three games while the Tigers have attempted 43.
• However, Clemson just slightly trails North Carolina in the shots landed category, hitting 24 targets to the Tar Heels’ 28.
• Per game, Clemson has amassed a 3.33 goals per game average in comparison to the Tar Heels’ 2.33 mark.
• Clemson remains one of six teams in the NCAA who have not allowed a goal thus far in 2020.
The Tigers rank first in the NCAA in seven statistical categories coming into Thursday.
• Assists per game (3.33)
• Goals-against-average (0.000)
• Points-per-game (10.00)
• Save percentage (1.000)
• Scoring offense (3.33)
• Shutout percentage (1.000)
• Won-lost-tied percentage (1.000)