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Men's Soccer
No. 3 Tigers Open ACC Play at NC State
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  09/07/2017

NC State Match Information

Who: No. 3 Clemson Tigers (4-0-0) vs. NC State Wolfpack (1-1-0)

When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Where: Dail Soccer Field/Track Complex, Raleigh, N.C.

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3136710/clemson-vs-nc-state-m-soccer)

Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/ncsu/msoc/

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match - Clemson vs. North Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. (Clemson, S.C.)

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers played in their first road match of the season on Monday at Georgia Southern and won 2-1 in overtime. Freshman Justin Malou scored his first goal in a Clemson uniform off a corner kick from sophomore Harrison Kurtz in the first half. Fellow freshman Kimarni Smith scored the game-winning goal, assisted by senior Diego Campos, with seven seconds remaining in the first overtime period.
  • 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.
  • Junior defender Patrick Bunk-Andersen scored his first goal of the season against the Gamecocks and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week as a result.
  • Senior Jason Wright netted his second goal of the year against South Carolina and was named an Honorable Mention to Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s Team of the Week.
  • Campos and sophomore Malick Mbaye have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season.
  • Wright and Campos lead the team with two goals and an assist each, good for five points.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ximo Miralles has totaled nine saves against three goals allowed.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.

 

NC State Notes:

  • The Wolfpack has not played since Monday, Aug. 28 after their match against LIU Brooklyn scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1 was cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • NC State opened their season with a 3-2 win over Florida Atlantic at home on Aug. 25 before falling 3-2 to William and Mary on the road in overtime on Aug. 28.
  • Juniors Clayton Sparks, Stephen Elias and Tanner Roberts have scored the Wolfpack’s three goals this season.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Leon Krapf has allowed five goals and has two saves.
  • NC State finished with a 5-12 overall record and a 1-7 record in the ACC in 2016.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has won eight consecutive matches over NC State, a streak that dates back to 2009. Four of those wins were shutouts, including last season’s 2-0 Tiger victory at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The last time the two teams met in Raleigh, N.C. was in 2015, and the Tigers won 4-1.
  • Dating back to 1967, Clemson leads the overall series 37-14-7.


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