Clemson (1-0) 🆚 Virginia Tech (0-1)
📍 Historic Riggs Field – Clemson, S.C.
⚽⏰ Kickoff Time – 7:00 p.m.
📊 Live Stats
Coming off a dominating 4-0 performance over the Miami Hurricanes to open the 2020 season, the Tigers get their first test on home field as they welcome Virginia Tech to Tigertown to kick off the ACC slate.
Through one match, the Tigers have accumulated 20 shots with nine landing on target while adding four goals to the stat book. In addition to the early team success, Clemson has seen production from nine different players and saw action from 21 players against Miami.
Clemson will have a short break following the Thursday match against the Hokies as they will host the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday at 3 p.m. for a match broadcasted live on ACCN.
As witnessed in the 2020 opener, the Tigers under the direction of Head Coach Eddie Radwanski hold an 88-6-4 record when they score first. When carrying a lead into halftime, the Tigers are 63-3-2 under Radwanski and look to build upon that on Thursday.
The Tigers and Hokies met just last season as Clemson came out on top by a 3-1 margin. Clemson was led in scoring by Kimber Haley, Maliah Morris, and Caroline Conti who all will return to the pitch for the 2020 match up.
Overall, the Tigers and Hokies have split the series record with a 6-6-4 mark. However, through the last five meetings between the two sides, the Tigers have amassed a 4-0-1 record. When comparing the sides, the last time the two squads faced off, both held United Soccer Coaches national rankings with Clemson earning the No. 9 rank and Virginia Tech holding the 16th.
When playing Virginia Tech at home, Clemson holds a 4-2-1 record.
When the Tigers return to the pitch on Thursday it will be their first match back at Historic Riggs Field since Nov. 15, 2019, when Clemson advanced on penalty kicks against Vanderbilt to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
As said best by Head Coach Eddie Radwanski, “We feel like we are going to be a lot more balanced.” With 21 players seeing the field against Miami, Radwanski touched on the depth of the 2020 Clemson team, stating, “We have more attacking options than we have ever had – I’m pleased with our depth and know that everyone who steps on the field has the ability to contribute.”
Those fans wishing to attend matches in person must wear a face covering at all times unless eating or drinking. All matches are free for fans wishing to attend and all points of entry to Historic Riggs Field will be available. A capacity of 1,000 spectators will be enforced at all home matches. Please refrain from coming to any Clemson sporting event if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.