Clemson earns NCAA Bid, hosts Alabama in first round

Clemson earns NCAA Bid, hosts Alabama in first round

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Clemson earns NCAA Bid, hosts Alabama in first round

The Clemson women’s soccer team received a bid to play in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, as announced by the NCAA on Monday.

The Tigers host Alabama in the first round of the tournament on Friday at 7 p.m., at Historic Riggs Field.

This is Clemson’s fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth under seventh-year head coach Eddie Radwanski. It is the third consecutive year that the Tigers have hosted a first-round contest.

It is the program’s 18th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and Clemson has a 11-14-9 record in the national tournament all-time.

The Tigers are 9-5-3 overall this year and finished ninth in the ACC. Two Clemson players, Sam Staab (second team) and Mariana Speckmaier (freshman team) earned All-ACC honors for the 2017 season.

As a team, the Tigers rank in the top 50 nationally in two defensive statistical categories, including 35th in shutout percentage (.529) and 41st in goals-against average (.730).

Alabama is 12-7-1 on the season, having fallen 3-1 to Missouri in the first round of the SEC tournament on Oct. 29.

Ticket Information
Tickets will be available at ClemsonTigers.com later this week or at the Historic Riggs Field gates prior to the match on Friday. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult – $10
Child – $5
Senior – $5

NOTE: Clemson students will be admitted for free with a valid CUID.

–Staff Reports

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