#5 Men's Soccer rematch at #1 Wake in ACC Tourney

CUTrevor 2017-11-07 16:37:47

Who: No. 5/No. 5-seed Clemson Tigers (12-4-1) vs. No. 1/No. 1-seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-1-1)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Where: Spry Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3202732/acc-mens-soccer-tournament)

Live Stats: http://www.wakeforestsports.com

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Next Match – TBD 


Clemson Notes:

•   Clemson advanced to the semifinals after defeating Duke 1-0 on Sunday. Diego Campos netted a penalty kick goal in the 58th minute and Ximo Miralles allowed no goals against seven saves to seal the victory.

•   Campos leads the team in both goals (10) and assists (8). Five of Campos’ goals have been game-winning, and that mark has him tied with Virginia Tech’s Marcelo Acuna and Notre Dame’s Jon Gallagher for second in the ACC.

•   Campos and Oliver Shannon were named to the 2017 All-ACC First Team on Tuesday, and Robbie Robinson was named to the 2017 ACC All-Freshman Team. 

•   Campos earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 16 after he scored a hat trick against the No. 16 Duke Blue Devils.

•   Campos’ 28 points are good for second in the ACC.

•   Jason Wright (7), Shannon (4), Robinson (4), Kimarni Smith (3), Patrick Bunk-Andersen (3), Saul Chinchilla (2), Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, Justin Malou and Alexander Hemmingsen have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season.

•   Clemson ranks third in the ACC in goals scored (39 in 17 matches). 

•   Miralles has totaled 44 saves against 16 goals allowed in just over 1,500 minutes, while Daniel Kuzemka has allowed no goals with one save in 55 minutes, and Michael Zierhoffer has no goals allowed or saves in 15 minutes. Zierhoffer was also in goal for the Tigers during their ACC first round penalty kick shootout against Syracuse. 

•   Miralles earned ACC Defensive Player of the week for Sept. 25 after posting two clean sheets against UCLA and Pitt. 

•   Clemson is tied with North Carolina and Virginia for third in the ACC in goals allowed (16 in 17 matches).

•   Clemson ranks second in the ACC and seventh nationally in average home attendance (2,457 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 300thcareer victory.

•   Clemson is ranked No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of four ACC teams in the top 10, including Wake Forest. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 11 for the last 31 weeks.

•   Clemson is ranked No. 5 in this week’s RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.


Wake Forest Notes:

•   Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 3-0 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. The Demon Deacons scored twice (Brad Dunwell, Ema Twumasi) in the opening four minutes for the first time in program history.

•   The Demon Deacons have a current unbeaten streak of 13-0-1.

•   Jon Bakero leads the Demon Deacons and the ACC in goals (13) and assists (13). 

•   Andreu Cases Mundet has allowed eight goals against 21 saves in just under 1,550 minutes in the net for Wake Forest, and Andrew Pannenberg allowed two goals against three saves in the 102 minutes he played against Clemson in September. 

•   Cases Mundet ranks first in the ACC in goals against average (0.47) and shutouts (9 of 17 matches).

•   Wake Forest is ranked No. 1 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of four ACC teams in the top 10, including Clemson. 

•   Wake Forest is ranked No. 1 in this week’s RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.


Series Notes:

•   Clemson and Wake Forest met on Sept. 29 of this year at Spry Stadium, and the Demon Deacons edged the Tigers 3-2 in double overtime. Robbie Robinson scored both of the Tigers’ goals off Diego Campos free kicks, with one coming in the 89th minute to force the overtime. 

•   Four of the last eight matchups between the Tigers and Demon Deacons have ended in ties. 

•   Clemson and Wake Forest met twice in 2016, with the first being a 1-0 regular season win at home for the Tigers, and the second being a 3-1 Demon Deacon victory in the ACC Championship in Charleston, S.C.

•   Dating back to 1980, Wake Forest leads the overall series 20-18-7.