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Tigers Travel to Charlottesville to Face No. 14 Virginia Saturday
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  10/13/2017

Match Information vs. Virginia:
Who: Clemson Tigers (8-4-1; 2-3-1 ACC) at No. 14 Virginia Cavaliers (8-3-3; 3-1-2 ACC)
When: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.
Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Video:  ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3177761/clemson-vs-virginia-w-soccer)
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://www.virginiasports.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoccer.html?event=1549478&school=va&sport=wsoccer&camefrom=&startschool=&)


Clemson Notes:

  • Redshirt junior Miranda Weslake scored Clemson’s game-winner in the 3-0 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday, Oct. 8. The victory marks the second ACC win for the Tigers this season, and they improved to 2-3-1 in conference play.
  • Freshman Mariana Speckmaier leads the team with six goals and one assist on the year, good for 13 points. Graduate Jenna Polonsky also has 13 points (5 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), Mackenzie Smith (2), Weslake (2) and Patrice DiPasquale (1).
  • Clemson opened the season with six consecutive wins for the first time since 2015.
  • The Tigers rank second in the ACC in shutouts (8) and are third in assists per game (1.77).
  • Speckmaier is tied for ninth in the conference with six goals.
  • Sophomore keeper Sandy MacIver has started 11 matches in net for Clemson. The Winsford, England native has 37 saves, five shutouts, a goals against average of .82 and save percentage of .804 in her 992 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 Sunday’s victory against the Hokies, Radwanski is 207-111-29 for his career as a head coach.

Virginia Notes:

  • The Cavaliers are 8-3-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the ACC and are coming off a 1-0 overtime victory over Louisville on Sunday, Oct. 8.
  • Leading the offense for Virginia is senior Veronica Latsko, who has five goals and three assists for 13 points.
  • Latsko had her first hat trick of the season and second in her career in the Cavaliers’ 7-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Oct. 1. She also assisted on two goals, giving her eight points for the match and earning her ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3.
  • Sophomore Taylor Ziemer leads the team with four assists.
  • Laurel Ivory has started all 14 matches in net for the Cavaliers this season. The freshman keeper has 24 saves, a save percentage of .706 and six shutouts.

Series Notes:

  • Virginia has a 15-10-1 record all-time against the Tigers, and the series dates back to 1994, the inaugural season for the Clemson program.
  • The last regular season meeting was a top-10 matchup on Oct. 8, 2015, and No. 5 Clemson fell 2-0 to No. 3 Virginia at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The last time the two teams met at Klöckner Stadium was on Oct. 6, 2013, and the match ended in a 3-0 Cavalier victory.


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