Who: No. 4 Clemson Tigers (11-3-0; 4-3-0 ACC) vs. No. 11 Louisville Cardinals (10-2-3; 4-2-1 ACC)
Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Next Match – TBD
• Clemson is coming off a 2-1 road defeat of Syracuse last Saturday night. Diego Campos and Oliver Shannon both scored second-half goals off Kimarni Smith assists to power the Tiger offense.
• 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 leads the team in both goals (8) and assists (8). Four of Campos’ goals have been game-winning, and that mark has him tied with Virginia Tech’s Marcelo Acuna for first in the conference.
• Jason Wright (7), Robbie Robinson (4), Smith (3), Patrick Bunk-Andersen (2), Saul Chinchilla, Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, Justin Malou and Alexander Hemmingsen have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season.
• Campos’ 24 points have him tied with North Carolina’s Cam Lindley for second in the ACC.
• Clemson ranks third in the ACC in goals scored (35 in 14 matches).
• Ximo Miralles has totaled 34 saves against 12 goals allowed in just over 1,210 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.
• 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 (12 in 14 matches) and fourth in goals against average (0.84). The Tigers are also tied with North Carolina and Pitt for fifth in the conference with five shutouts.
• Clemson ranks first in the ACC and fifth nationally in average home attendance (2,629 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. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, making it one of three ACC teams in the top 5. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 for 28 of the last 29 weeks.
• Clemson is ranked No. 4 in this week’s RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.
• Louisville is coming off a 3-2 loss against a then-unranked NC State team on Saturday. Mohamed Thiaw netted both of the Cardinal goals in the second half.
• Thiaw leads the Cardinals with eight goals, and Adam Wilson’s six assists top the squad.
• Will Meyer and Jake Gelnovatch have split time in the net for the Cardinals this season. Meyer has played in 7 matches, registering just over 675 minutes and allowing four goals against 19 saves. Gelnovatch has seen action in eight matches, totaling 740 minutes and allowing seven goals against nine saves.
• Louisville is ranked No. 11 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll and No. 10 in the RPI rankings.
• The Tigers have won every matchup since the teams’ first, a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Louisville.
• Friday marks the first time the two teams will meet when they are both ranked.
• Dating back to 2014, Clemson leads the overall series 3-0-1.
· Senior Night
o The Tigers will celebrate their eight seniors in a ceremony prior to the match.
· T-Shirt Giveaway
o The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the match, or online at ClemsonTigers.com.Reply