CLEMSON, S.C. — The No. 10 Clemson Tigers will host top-ranked Wake Forest on Saturday night at Historic Riggs Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with the match set to stream on ACCNX.
The Tigers enter the match 7-1, and will be looking for its second consecutive win following Monday's 4-0 victory over Presbyterian. The Tigers currently sit in third place in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, with Wake Forest occupying the top spot.
Clemson is 20-24-8 all-time against Wake, with the Demon Deacons holding a 78-70 advantage in total goals. Most recently, Clemson won a thrilling road match last season thanks to a last minute goal by Pipe Fernandez. Clemson will be looking to knock off the No. 1 ranked team for the 12th time in program history (11-19-4) and the fifth time under Mike Noonan (4-2-2). The Tigers have twice beaten Wake Forest when it is the top-ranked team in the nation, most recently in 2020 by a final score of 2-1 at Historic Riggs Field.
Tigers’ standout Ousmane Sylla has led the way for Clemson, scoring four goals and notching five assists in just six matches thus far. He has tallied a point in every contest he’s played this season and leads the ACC in points per game (2.17).
He is joined at the top of Clemson's scoring leaderboard by senior forward Mohamed Seye, who has assisted three of Sylla's goals. He's added two of his own and has also earned four points in two separate matches, bringing his point total on the season to ten. He leads the conference in assists with six.
Wake Forest is looking to continue its impressive 8-0 start to the season, most recently taking care of George Mason by a score of 6-1.