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Soccer: Tigers to Host Syracuse on Thursday Night
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Soccer: Tigers to Host Syracuse on Thursday Night

Oct 20, 2021, 12:25 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. - (release) The Clemson Women’s Soccer team hosts Syracuse at Historic Riggs Field for a Thursday night match. The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. and slated to stream on ACCNX.

The Tigers and Orange have met seven times, most recently in 2019 when Clemson claimed a 4-1 victory. The Tigers lead the overall series 6-0-1 and have won the last two matches. Syracuse comes into the match with a 4-9-1 overall record and a 0-7 ACC record. They are led by Pauline Machtens and Telly Vunipola with six points apiece.

Megan Bornkamp leads the team with 21 points, as she has netted eight goals and added five assists on the season, followed by Renee Lyles and Makenna Morris with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Renee Guion has tallied 11 assists and a goal on the season and is fifth in the nation for total assists. Seven Tigers have at least six points on the season.

Tigers Topple Hurricanes
• The Tigers registered their fourth ACC win against the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 1-0.
• Junior Maliah Morris scored her second game-winning goal of the season off assists from Megan Bornkamp and Makenna Morris.

Tigers Pick Up Third Top-20 Win
• The Tigers picked up their third top-20 win this season against No. 17 Virginia Tech (10/7).
• Makenna Morris recorded the game-winning goal in the 17th minute off a beautiful ball from her sister, Maliah Morris to clinch the win.

Comeback Team
• The Tigers came back from down one to beat NC State 2-1 for its second ACC win and first road win.
• Megan Bornkamp successfully converted on a penalty kick and freshman Renee Lyles recorded her first game-winning goal to secure the win.

ACC Opener Won
• Hal Hershfelt and Megan Bornkamp each recorded a goal to propel the Tigers to a 2-0 win over No. 19 Pittsburgh in the ACC opener.
• Senior goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff recorded her first clean sheet of the season and registered three saves.

Tigers Earn Weekly Honors
• Sophomore Megan Bornkamp was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for her six points against South Carolina and Gardner-Webb. This was Bornkamp’s second honor of her early career.
• Junior Hal Hershfelt was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week after registering a goal against both South Carolina and Gardner-Webb, a team-high for the week.

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