Match Information vs. North Carolina:
Who: Clemson Tigers (6-2-0; 0-1-0 ACC) at North Carolina Tar Heels (5-2-0; 1-0-0 ACC)
When: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C.
Rankings: Clemson – No. 19 United Soccer Coaches; North Carolina – No. 8 United Soccer Coaches
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Video: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3136655/clemson-vs-north-carolina-w-soccer)
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statmonitr.php?gid=unc)
- The Tigers dropped their ACC opener 4-2 to Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 16.
- Freshman Mariana Speckmaier leads the team with five goals and one assist good for 11 points. Graduate Jenna Polonsky also has 11 points (four goals and three assists.
- Clemson opened the season with six consecutive wins for the first time since 2015.
- 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 last Saturday’s loss against the Fighting Irish, Radwanski is 205-109-28 for his career as a head coach.
- Speckmaier ranks fourth in the conference in goals (5), Polonsky ranks sixth in assists (3) and both are tied for eighth in points (11).
North Carolina Notes:
- The Tar Heels are 5-2-0 overall and are coming off a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Florida State in the ACC opener on Sept. 17.
- North Carolina is led by Joanna Boyles and Dorian Bailey, who both have three goals and three assists for nine points this season.
- Boyles was named to the TopDrawer Soccer Team of the Week.
- Samantha Leshnak has started all seven matches in net for the Tar Heels this season. The junior keeper has 21 saves, a save percentage of .778, three shutouts and a goals against average of .83.
- North Carolina has a 30-1-1 record all-time against the Tigers, which dates back to 1994, the inaugural season for the Clemson program.
- The one Clemson win in the series came in 2000, a 2-1 win at Riggs Field on Sept. 13. The Tigers went on to be ACC Regular Season Champions that year.
- The last regular season meeting between the two teams ended in a 1-1 double overtime tie on Sept. 25, 2016 at Historic Riggs Field.