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Clemson Set to Host Louisville Thursday and Virginia Tech on Sunday
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  10/04/2017

Match Information vs. Louisville:
Who: Clemson Tigers (7-3-1; 1-2-1 ACC) vs. Louisville Cardinals (7-5-0; 1-3-0 ACC)
When: Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.  
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Video:  ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3177771/louisville-vs-clemson-w-soccer)
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=184357)

Clemson Notes:

  • Sophomore Mackenzie Smith scored Clemson’s lone goal in the 1-0 victory over Miami on Friday, Sept. 29. The victory marks the first ACC win for the Tigers this season as they improved to 1-2-1.
  • Freshman Mariana Speckmaier leads the team with five goals and one assist on the year, good for 11 points. Graduate Jenna Polonsky also has 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists), including the game-winner against Indiana on Aug. 20.
  • Also netting goals for the Tigers this season are Jeni Erickson (3), Shannon Horgan (2), Smith (2) and Miranda Weslake (1).
  • Clemson opened the season with six consecutive wins for the first time since 2015.
  • The Tigers rank third in the ACC in goals against average (.62) and fourth in save percentage (.825).
  • Speckmaier is tenth in the conference in goals (5).
  • Sophomore keeper Sandy MacIver has started nine matches in net for Clemson. The Winsford, England native has 26 saves, four shutouts, a goals against average of .78 and save percentage of .788 in her 812 minutes.
  • Speckmaier scored a hat trick against SIUE on Friday, Aug. 18 and became the 15th player in Clemson history to record a hat trick, the eighth to do so in her freshman season and just the second to do so in her first career game.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski hit the 200-career win milestone with the 4-0 win over SIUE to open the season. Through Friday's win over Miami, Radwanski is 206-110-29 for his career as a head coach.

Louisville Notes:

  • The Cardinals are 7-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the ACC, coming off a 2-3 double-overtime loss against No. 4 Duke.
  • Leading the offense for Louisville is freshman Emina Ekic, who has seven goals and two assists for 16 points.
  • Junior Gabrielle Vincent leads the team with three assists.
  • Gabrielle Kouzelos has started all 12 matches in net for the Cardinals this season. The redshirt freshman keeper has 30 saves, a save percentage of .667 and four shutouts.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson is undefeated against Louisville, with the two teams meeting for the first time last season.
  • The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 1-0 at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium on Oct. 9.

Promotions

  • There will be a Macaroni and Cheese bar for the first 400 students in attendance.
  • The 2016 football National Championship trophy will be on display for photo opportunities at Historic Riggs Field during the match.

Admission is free for all 2017 home Clemson women’s soccer matches. For complete coverage of the Clemson women’s soccer, follow @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Match Information vs. Virginia Tech:
Who: Clemson Tigers (7-3-1; 1-2-1 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (6-3-3; 0-2-2 ACC)
When: Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.  
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Video:  ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3177768/virginia-tech-vs-clemson-w-soccer)
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=184415)

Virginia Tech Notes:

  • The Hokies are 6-3-3 overall and 0-2-2 in the ACC, coming off a 0-0 draw with Boston College on Sept. 29.
  • Leading the offense for Virginia Tech are senior Alani Johnson with four goals and freshman Allyson Brown with three goals.
  • Mandy McGlynn has started all 12 matches in net for the Hokies this season. The sophomore keeper has 54 saves, a save percentage of .831 and a goals against average of .86. She was also named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career high of 11 saves and earning her fifth shutout of the season in the 0-0 double overtime draw against the Eagles.

Series Notes:

  • Virginia Tech has a 6-3-4 record all-time against the Tigers, and the series dates back to 2004.
  • The last regular season meeting between the two teams was a 2-2 double overtime draw on Oct. 1, 2016 at Thompson Field. Julie Mackin scored her third goal of the season in the 65th minute.
  • The last time the two teams met at Historic Riggs Field, the match ended in a 3-2 Tiger victory on Oct. 11, 2015. Horgan scored the game winner in the 84th minute from 25 yards out.

Promotions

  • At the conclusion of the match, the Clemson women’s soccer players will be signing autographs.

Admission is free for all 2017 home Clemson women’s soccer matches. For complete coverage of the Clemson women’s soccer, follow @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.



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