Clemson Game Notes | Wake Forest Game Notes
#️⃣6️⃣ Clemson (3-2-0, 2-2-0) 🆚 Wake Forest (1-3-1, 1-2-1)
📍 Historic Riggs Field – Clemson, S.C.
⚽⏰ Kickoff Time – 3:30 p.m.
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Falling in back-to-back matches to ranked foes North Carolina and Duke, Clemson (3-2-0, 2-2-0) looks to get back on track against Wake Forest (1-3-1, 1-2-1).
Opening the first three games by outscoring opponents 10-0, the Tigers have been held scoreless for the their last two matches. On the other side of the pitch, Wake Forest has allowed 12 goals through five matches and have found the back of the net on five occassions.
The Tigers look to bring back their high-powered offense against the Demon Deacons to get back into the win column.
Sunday’s match against the Demon Deacons will honor Clemson’s four seniors with a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
Hailing from Baton Rouge, La., Audrey has played in 37 games representing the Clemson Orange and Regalia. Starting her first collegiate match in the 2018 season opener against Oregon State, she picked up her first collegiate point in a 5-0 win over Liberty. Since stepping foot on campus Audrey has represented Clemson at three straight NCAA Tournaments alongside her Tiger teammates.
A captain of the Clemson women’s soccer team, Kimber has been a core piece of the Tigers’ midfield since stepping foot on campus. Playing in 60 games thus far, Kimber has logged over 4,000 minutes during her four years on campus. In addition to playing nearly every game of her career, the Fort Mill, S.C. native has recorded five goals and six assists, including the game-winner and first multi-goal game of her career against LIberty in 2018. Kimber has been an integral piece of Clemson earning a spot in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
Making the trek from Alpharetta, Ga., Abigail has recorded minutes in 18 matches since stepping foot on Clemson’s campus. Abigail wasted no time putting her name onto the score sheet as she collected her first collegiate point in her first season as a Tiger with an assist on the eventual game-winner against Virginia Tech.
Coming to Tigertown by way of Miami, Fla., Mariana wasted no time making an impact on the field. Scoring her first career goal in a 4-0 win over SIUE in the 2017 season opener, Speckmaier became just the 15th player in Clemson history to record a hat trick, the eight to do so as a freshman and just the second to do so in their first career game. As a freshman, Speckmaier also earned a spot on the ACC All-Freshman Team after tallying a team-leading seven goals and 17 points. Since that time, Mariana went on to lead Clemson in scoring for the next two seasons while picking up both Preseason All-ACC and All-ACC honors. Coming into tonight, Mariana has netted 24 goals and tallied 6 assists for 54 career points while competing in three NCAA Tournaments and earning the team’s Offensive MVP award every year on campus.
The Tigers and Demon Deacons last faced one another on Oct. 18, 2018, at Historic Riggs Field. Wake Forest won the match by a 2-1 scoreline.
How It Was Decided
Four minutes into the second half, Bayley Feist sent a pass through to Giovanna DeMarco who got behind the Clemson defense. DeMarco then beat Tiger keeper Sandy MacIver to give the Demon Deacons a 2-0 advantage early in the second. Julie Mackin scored Clemson’s lone goal in the 76th minute, her first of the season.