Gardner-Webb Match Information
Who: No. 5 Clemson Tigers (8-3-0; 2-3-0 ACC) vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (5-3-1; 2-1-0 Big South)
When: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Next Match - Clemson vs. Duke on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. (Durham, N.C.)
- Clemson is coming off a 2-1 loss to No. 9 Notre Dame at home on Friday. Though the Tigers outshot the Fighting Irish 19-8 in the match, Alexander Hemmingsen’s first career goal was the Tigers’ lone score.
- Diego Campos, Robbie Robinson and Jason Wright are tied for the team lead in goals with four each. Three of Campos’ goals were game-winning, tied for second in the ACC. Kimarni Smith ranks second on the team with three goals, including the overtime game-winner against Georgia Southern on Sept. 4.
- Oliver Shannon, Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, and Justin Malou have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season, with Shannon and Bunk-Andersen doing it twice.
- Campos also leads the team with six assists.
- Ximo Miralles has totaled 28 saves against 10 goals allowed in just over 950 minutes, while Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes.
- Miralles earned ACC Defensive Player of the week for Sept. 25 after posting two clean sheets against UCLA and Pitt.
- Clemson ranks third in the ACC in goals allowed (10 in 11 matches) and fourth in goals against average (0.89). The Tigers are also tied with NC State, Pitt and Wake Forest for third in the conference with four shutouts.
- Clemson ranks first in the ACC and fourth nationally in average home attendance (2,825 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. 5 in last week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of five ACC teams in the top 10. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 of this poll for 27 straight weeks. This week’s poll will be released prior to the match on Tuesday afternoon.
- Clemson is ranked No. 13 in 2017’s second RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.
- Gardner-Webb is coming off a 3-0 win over UNC Asheville on Oct. 4. Severin Soerlie, Roman Eddleman and Ismael Guerrero all found the back of the net for the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
- Soerlie is tied with Magnus Moldjord for a team-leading seven goals this season, and Marc-Kevin Schwenk’s four assists lead the squad.
- Jacob Beyer has played every minute of the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ nine matches in goal, conceding 14 goals while totaling 43 saves.
- Clemson has an ongoing seven-match win streak against Gardner-Webb. The Runnin’ Bulldogs’ only win in the series came in 2009, a 1-0 Tiger loss at Historic Riggs Field.
- Clemson has shut out Gardner-Webb in the last five matches of the series, winning by a combined total of 23-0. In the entire 15-match series, the Tigers have outscored the Runnin’ Bulldogs 56-5.
- Dating back to 2001, Clemson leads the overall series 14-1-0.
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