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Men's Soccer
Clemson Will Play Virginia Tech Thursday
By: Clemson Sports Information  
Release:  10/29/2012

CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson men's soccer team will play host to Virginia Tech Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

Clemson is coming off a 2-2 draw with number-one ranked Maryland last Saturday night in College Park, MD.  The Tigers have a 5-8-4 record overall and a 2-2-3 mark in the ACC.  With a win on Thursday night, Clemson could have its best finish in the ACC since the 2001 season in both the standings and as far as winning pct. in league play.  The Tigers could finish as high as third place in the ACC standings depending on the outcomes of other ACC matches.  Clemson is led in scoring by Austin Savage with seven goals and two assists for 16 points.  Manolo Sanchez has five assists to lead the Tigers.

Virginia Tech has a 6-8-3 record overall, and a 0-6-1 mark in the ACC.  David Clemens has seven goals and one assist for 15 points to lead the Hokies.  Connor Pompilio has two goals and two assists for six points.

"I would like to encourage all Clemson fans to come to Historic Riggs Field Thursday night," said Clemson Head Men's Soccer Coach Mike Noonan.  "We need your support as we play Virginia Tech on Senior Night.  With a victory and help from other teams we could finish as high as third in the ACC standings and we could have the first round of the ACC Tournament at Clemson next week.  I'm asking the Clemson nation to turn out in mass for this game and show support for the Tigers as we play the Hokies."

Fans attending the match will be treated to special promotions Thursday night.  The first 200 fans in the gate will receive a free Clemson soccer t-shirt.  Pizza and refreshments will be available for the first 500 fans while supplies last.  Tiger fans can also look for Clemson soccer scarves to be thrown out during the game.

It will also be senior night as Tigers Francklin Blaise, Austin Savage, and Bo Godwin will be honored during pre-game ceremonies.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth.  Students and youth who show their Tiger Cub Club card are free.   Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON.



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