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Men's Soccer
No. 10 Clemson Faces UCLA at Historic Riggs on Tuesday
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  09/18/2017

UCLA Match Information

Who: No. 10 Clemson Tigers (5-1-0; 1-1-0 ACC) vs. UCLA Bruins (2-2-0; 0-0-0 Pac-12)

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3136783/ucla-vs-clemson-m-soccer)

Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=185130

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match - Clemson vs. Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. (Clemson, S.C.)

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers won their ACC home opener against Boston College 1-0 on Friday night. Sophomore captain Tanner Dieterich sparked the Tiger offense with his first goal of the season, assisted by senior captain Oliver Shannon and fellow senior Saul Chinchilla.
  • Seniors Diego Campos and Jason Wright lead the team with two goals and an assist each, good for five points. Freshman Kimarni Smith also has two goals, including the overtime game-winner against Georgia Southern on Sept. 4.
  • Junior Patrick Bunk-Andersen, sophomore Malick Mbaye and freshman Justin Malou have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season. Bunk-Andersen scored his goal against the Gamecocks and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 5 as a result.
  • Sophomore Harrison Kurtz leads the team with two assists.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ximo Miralles has totaled 13 saves against four goals allowed in just under 500 minutes, while freshman goalkeeper Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes.
  • Clemson ranks second in the ACC in goals allowed (four in six matches) and goals against average (0.65).
  • Clemson opened the season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 2013.
  • The Tigers defeated South Carolina 4-1 on Friday, Sept. 1, and the win was head coach Mike Noonan’s 300th career victory.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 10 in last week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll. The newest poll will be released in the early afternoon prior to the match on Tuesday.

UCLA Notes:

  • UCLA has not played since September 11, when it defeated UNLV 1-0 in its home opener. Of their first three road games, the Bruins only emerged victorious over San Francisco, a 5-3 win. The Bruins have lost to Maryland, a team ranked No. 6 at the time, and Georgetown.
  • Redshirt senior Brian Iloski leads the Bruins with four goals.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Silva has played every minute of all four of UCLA’s matches in the net, allowing seven goals against 18 saves.
  • UCLA finished 2016 with a 10-8-2 overall record and a 4-5-1 record in the Pac-12. The Bruins’ season came to an end at Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Cardinals.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers and Bruins have not met since 2006 in a 3-0 UCLA win in Los Angeles.
  • Tuesday’s matchup will be just the second time UCLA has ever visited Historic Riggs Field.
  • Clemson’s only win over UCLA came in December of 1984. The Tigers defeated the Bruins 4-1 on the road, and both teams were ranked in the top 10 at the time.
  • Dating back to 1973, UCLA leads the overall series 5-1-0.

Promotions

  • Greek Night
  • Greek Members
    • 500 free Comfort Colors T-Shirts
    • Chapter with highest percentage attendance will receive a recognition at football
  • General Students
    • Three contests to win $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 at halftime 

Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online at ClemsonTigers.com, HERE.

 



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