Clemson Travels to Wake Forest & Virginia Tech This Week
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer team is set to travel to Winston-Salem to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. After Thursday’s match, the team will head north to Blacksburg, Va. for a Sunday match against the Hokies of Virginia Tech that is set to kickoff at 1 p.m at Thompson Field.
Match Information: Who: Clemson Tigers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons When: Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Where: Spry Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C. Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram Live Stats: http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statbroadcast.php?t=1&gid=wake Watch Live: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3429009/clemson-vs-wake-forest-w-soccer
· The Tigers are coming off a hard-fought battle against No. 11 Duke on Saturday, Oct. 13 at home, where they fell 3-2 on Senior Night.
· Sophomore Mariana Speckmaier and redshirt senior Miranda Weslake each netted their seventh goals of the season, Speckmaier’s coming in the ninth minute to give Clemson a 1-0 lead while Weslake’s came in the 66th minute to tie the match at 2-all.
· Weslake, Sam Staab and Ellen Colborn capped off their Senior Night and final regular season home match in style, as each recorded points in the contest.
· Staab tallied her eighth assist of the season, the 30th of her career, and remains fifth in the Clemson record book in that category. Colborn recorded her first career assist in the match.
· Weslake and Speckmaier are tied for the team lead in goals and in overall scoring, each with 7 and 15 respectively.
· Last week, junior goalkeeper Sandy MacIver earned ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week after earning a pair of shutout road wins at No. 10 Florida State and Pitt.
· MacIver is 7-4-0 on the season with six shutouts. She has 28 saves in 1,009 minutes in net for Clemson, a goals against average of .800 and a save percentage of .757.
· The Winsford, England native missed the first four matches of the season as she was in France, where she represented England’s women’s national team and earned a bronze medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
· Staab was the only collegiate player called up to the U.S. U23 Women’s National Team for the 2018 Nordic Tournament that took place from Aug. 29-Sept. 3. The San Diego, Calif. native scored the team’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Norway to secure the USA’s first-place finish.
Wake Forest Notes:
· The Demon Deacons handed No. 11 Boston College its only loss of the 2018 season on Sept. 27, defeating them 2-1 in overtime.
· Wake Forest enters Thursday’s match having lost its last four matches, with four of the last five matches against top 17 teams.
· Redshirt sophomore Estelle Laurier and senior midfielder Bayley Feist lead the team in scoring with four goals each. Laurier also leads the team in assists (5) and points (13.)
· Senior goalkeeper Nonie Frishette is 6-7-1 with four shutouts, two of which are against top ranked teams No. 4 Penn State and No. 16 NC State. She has a 1.46 goals against average with 65 saves and a .756 save percentage in her 1,298 minutes this season.
· Clemson has a 15-9-4 record all-time against Wake Forest, with the series dating back to the 1994 inaugural season of the program.
· The Tigers are 6-4-2 against the Demon Deacons at Spry Stadium.
· Clemson is unbeaten in the last four meetings with Wake Forest, claiming back-to-back 2-1 wins, including last year at Historic Riggs Field.
Who: Clemson Tigers at Virginia Tech Hokies When: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. Where: Thompson Field, Blacksburg, Va. Follow: @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram Live Stats: https://hokiesports.com/sidearmstats/wsoc/summary Watch Live: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3436421/clemson-vs-virginia-tech-w-soccer
Virginia Tech Notes:
· Virginia Tech is set to square off with Notre Dame on Thursday, Oct. 18 before playing host to the Tigers on Sunday, Oct. 21.
· The Hokies enter Thursday’s match 3-4-0 in conference play, with a 1-0 upset win over instate rival No. 6 Virginia on Sept. 27.
· Freshman forward Karlie Johnson is leading the offense with five goals for 10 points.
· Junior goalkeeper Mandy McGlynn is 7-5-3 in her 1,410 minutes in net for Virginia Tech, allowing 14 goals for a goals against average of .89 and a save percentage of .791.
· Virginia Tech has a 6-4-4 record all-time against the Tigers, with the series dating back to 2004.
· The last regular season meeting between the two teams was a 3-0 shutout Clemson victory on Oct. 8, 2017 at Historic Riggs Field. Weslake netted the game winning goal in the 55th minute for her second goal of the season.
· The last time the two teams met at Thompson Field, the match ended in a 2-2 double overtime draw on Oct. 1, 2016.
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