Men's Soccer Team Ranked Ninth in National Polls


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CLEMSON, SC--The Clemson men's soccer team is ranked in the top 25 in the various soccer polls released this week.
In the final Soccer America poll of the season, the Tigers finished ninth. In the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, the Tigers are ranked ninth. Clemson is ranked 11th by Soccer Times, and ninth by College Soccer News.

Dan Scott covers Clemson University for the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Messenger and TigerNet. He also hosts SportsTalk from 9 a.m.-Noon, Monday-Friday, on WCCP-Fm, 104.9. Click here for Dan Scott's SportsTalk discussion board.

The Clemson Men's Soccer team received a bid to the NCAA Tournament Monday afternoon and received a first round bye in the 48-team field. Clemson will play the winner of the Garnder-Webb/Alabama-Birmingham match on Wednesday, November 15,at 6:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.
The Tigers are seeded ninth in the 48-team tournament.

Clemson is led by Dane Richards with 10 goals and eight assists for 28 points. Frederico Moojen has 10 goals and two assists for 22 points. The Tigers have a 12-4-2 record overall this season.

Phil Marfuggi has a 1.18 goals allowed average and has 61 saves this season.

Clemson will be going to the NCAA Tournament for the 26th time in school history. Clemson has been to the NCAA Final eight 12 times and also to seven NCAA Final Fours including last year's appearance.

Alabama-Birmingham (10-6-3) and Gardner-Webb (9-7-3) will play at Birmingham, AL on Saturday, November 11.

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