Duke Match Information
Who: No. 11 Clemson Tigers (9-3-0; 2-3-0 ACC) vs. No. 16 Duke Blue Devils (10-2-1; 3-2-0 ACC)
When: Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Koskinen Stadium, Durham, N.C.
Watch: ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3177817/clemson-vs-duke-m-soccer)
Live Stats: www.GoDuke.com
Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Next Match – Clemson vs. Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. (Syracuse, N.Y.)
- Clemson is coming off a 5-0 shutout of Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night. Jason Wright netted the Tigers’ first hat trick since 2012, and Oliver Shannon and Robby Jacobs also found the back of the net. It was Jacobs’ first career goal.
- After the hat trick, Wright leads the team with seven goals. Diego Campos and Robbie Robinson are tied for second on the team with four each, and Shannon and Kimarni Smith both have three on the year. One of Smith’s was the overtime game-winner against Georgia Southern on Sept. 4.
- Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Malick Mbaye, Tanner Dieterich, Justin Malou and Alexander Hemmingsen have also found the back of the net for the Tigers this season, with Bunk-Andersen doing it twice.
- Campos also leads the team with eight assists.
- Clemson ranks third in the ACC in goals scored (29 in 12 matches).
- Ximo Miralles has totaled 28 saves against 10 goals allowed in just over 1,030 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 second in the ACC in goals allowed (10 in 12 matches) and fourth in goals against average (0.82). The Tigers are also tied with NC State, Duke and Wake Forest for second in the conference with five 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. 11 in last week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll.
- Clemson is ranked No. 13 in 2017’s second RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.
- Duke is coming off a 2-1 upset of No. 10 Georgetown on Monday afternoon. Brian White gave the Blue Devils their initial lead in the 25th minute, and Daniel Wright scored the game winner at the 67-minute mark. Goalkeeper Will Pulisic made a career-high eight saves during the match, including seven in the second half.
- The win over Georgetown was Duke’s second over a top-25 opponent this season.
- White is the Blue Devils’ leading scorer with eight goals on the year, and he ranks third in the ACC in shots taken (53 in 13 matches).
- Pulisic has played every minute of all 13 matches in goal for Duke, allowing 12 goals against 40 saves.
- Pulisic is tied for first in the ACC in shutouts (5) and ranks fourth in the conference in save percentage (.769).
- Duke is ranked No. 16 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.
- Duke is ranked No. 7 in 2017’s second RPI rankings, which were released on Monday.
- The Tigers won the last matchup with the Blue Devils by a score of 2-1 on Sept. 18, 2015 at Historic Riggs Field.
- The last time the two teams met at Koskinen Stadium was in 2012, and Duke won that matchup 2-0.
- Dating back to 1939, Duke leads the overall series 26-24-5.