Charlotte Match Information
Who: No. 8 Clemson Tigers (7-1-0; 2-1-0) vs. Charlotte 49ers (3-1-2; 1-0-1)
When: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3136694/charlotte-vs-clemson-m-soccer)
Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Next Match - Clemson @ Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
- Clemson is coming off a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh at Historic Riggs Field on Friday night. It was the Tigers’ second consecutive 3-0 win and third consecutive clean sheet. Diego Campos broke the ice, scoring on Robbie Robinson’s first career assist, and Oliver Shannon and Robinson both netted their first goals of the season. Alexander Hemmingsen picked up his first career assists on Shannon and Robinson’s goals.
- Campos leads the team with four goals and three assists on the year, good for 11 points. Three of Campos’ goals were game-winning, ranking first in the ACC. Kimarni Smith ranks second on the team with three goals, including the overtime game-winner against Georgia Southern on Sept. 4.
- Jason Wright, Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, and Justin Malou have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season, with Wright and Bunk-Andersen doing it twice.
- Ximo Miralles has totaled 21 saves against four goals allowed in 675 minutes, while Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes.
- Miralles ranks first in the ACC in individual goals against average (0.53) and save percentage (.840) and earned ACC Defensive Player of the week for Sept. 25 after posting two clean sheets against UCLA and Pitt.
- Clemson ranks first in the ACC in goals allowed (four in eight matches) and goals against average (0.49). The Tigers are also tied with Louisville for a conference-leading four shutouts.
- Clemson ranks first in the ACC and sixth nationally in average home attendance (2,876 per match).
- Bunk-Andersen scored his first goal of the year against rival South Carolina and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 5 as a result.
- 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. 8 in last week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of seven ACC teams in the top 11. This weeks’ poll will be released prior to the match on Tuesday.
- Charlotte is coming off a 2-2 double overtime tie at FIU on Saturday.
- Daniel Bruce and Marco Sunol-Rojas lead the 49ers with two goals apiece, and their four goals make up half of the Charlotte scoring this season.
- Elliot Panicco and Austin Mullins have split time in goal for the 49ers , with Panicco allowing six goals against eight saves in 488 minutes, and Mullins allowing no goals with one save in 92 minutes.
- Charlotte has won five of the last six matchups with Clemson, including a 1-0 win in last year’s contest at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers’ only victory over the 49ers since 2009 came in 2015, when they won 1-0 in Charlotte, N.C.
- Dating back to 1980, Clemson leads the overall series 10-7-3.
- Military Appreciation Day
- Large flag on the field for pregame National Anthem with Army and Air Force ROTC cadets
- Army and Air Force Summer Program recognition at halftime
- Marine candidates recognition at halftime
- Game ball presentation to student veteran
Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online at ClemsonTigers.com, HERE.