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Men's Soccer
No. 5 Clemson Hosts South Carolina in First Friday Match
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  08/31/2017

South Carolina Match Information

Who: No. 5 Clemson Tigers (2-0-0) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0-0)

When: Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (part of a doubleheader, will start 45 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game against VCU that starts at 5 p.m.)

Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3136715/south-carolina-vs-5-clemson-m-soccer)

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=185121)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match - Clemson @ Georgia Southern on Monday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. (Statesboro, Ga.)

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson opened the season with back-to-back wins for the third season in a row.
  • The Tigers are coming off a 2-1 win on Sunday night against Radford. Senior Diego Campos netted both of Clemson’s goals for his first scores of the season.
  • Campos, along with fellow senior Jason Wright and sophomore Malick Mbaye, have scored for the Tigers this season. Mbaye’s goal came on a penalty kick against Cal State Fullerton, as did one of Campos’ against Radford.
  • Campos leads the team with two goals and four points.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ximo Miralles has totaled seven saves against one goal allowed.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.

South Carolina Notes:

  • The Gamecocks defeated Mercer 2-1 in overtime on Monday night. Freshman Justin Sukow scored the game-winner with five seconds remaining in overtime to seal the come-from-behind win.
  • Sophomore Luca Mayr leads the team with five points, as he has scored one goal and assisted on three, including the game-winner over Mercer.
  • Senior goalkeeper William Pyle has allowed two goals and has eight saves.
  • South Carolina finished with an 11-8-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 record in Conference USA in 2016. Their 2016 run in the NCAA Tournament ended in the second round at Historic Riggs Field.

Series Notes:

  • The Tigers and Gamecocks met twice in 2016, and Clemson won both matches 2-1. The first was a regular season matchup in Columbia, S.C., and the second was an NCAA Tournament second round game that Clemson hosted and won in overtime.
  • The last time Clemson hosted South Carolina on First Friday was in 2015, and the second-largest crowd in Historic Riggs Field history (7,423) watched as the Tigers shut out the Gamecocks, winning 3-0.
  • Dating back to 1978, Clemson leads the overall series 27-17-1.

Promotions:

  • Rally Cats performing at halftime
  • Sorority banner contest winners announced at halftime
  • 2 Students will have a chance to win free pizza for a year, courtesy of Papa John’s

Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online HERE. The ticket office will open on Friday at 4 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field and stay open until halftime of the men’s match. One ticket will allow entrance for both the women’s match against VCU at 5 p.m. and the men’s match that follows. Reserved tickets are $10, Adult General Admission tickets are $8, Youth/Senior General Admission tickets are $5, and Group (10+) General Admission tickets are $3.



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