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Clemson to Play Gardner-Webb in Final Non-Conference Match on Sunday

Media Release

CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 23 (TDS) Clemson Women’s Soccer team travels to Gardner-Webb for a Sunday night match at Greene-Harbison Stadium. The game is set to kick off at 6 p.m. and slated to stream on ACCNX.

The Tigers and Runnin’ Bulldogs have met only once, back in 2001 when Clemson claimed a 4-0 victory. The Runnin’ Bulldogs come into the match with a 2-5 overall record, beating Jacksonville State and Alabama State. 

Sophomore Megan Bornkamp leads the team with 14 points, as she has netted six goals and added two assists early in the season, followed by senior Renee Guion with 11 points. Guion has tallied nine assists and a goal on the season. Seven Tigers have recorded at least six points.

Palmetto State Won

• The Clemson Tigers beat South Carolina in an epic rivalry match, 2-1 (9/9) 

• Junior Hal Hershfelt and sophomore Megan Bornkamp recorded goals in the match, giving Bornkamp 14 points on the year.

• Renee Guion recorded two assists in the match, bringing her total to nine on the season. 

Offensive Clinic

• Clemson scored eight goals in its dominant performance over College of Charleston (9/5).

• Six Tigers netted a goal in the match, including two from Megan Bornkamp and Maliah Morris.

• Maliah Morris scored her first goal of the season against College of Charleston, bringing her total to two.

In the First Four Games…

• Clemson outscored its opponents 14-6 in its first four matches (Saint Francis, Loyola, Texas A&M, Georgia) and outshot them 82-32, with 38 shots on goal to the opponents’ 12.

• The Tiger defense held the Loyola Greyhounds to zero shots in its 4-0 shutout victory on 8/22.

• Tied a program-high for goals (12) through the first two games of a season (last time: 2000) 

Opening Statement

• The Tigers started the year with an 8-0 victory over Saint Francis on 8/20. Six different players scored, including 2 each from Makenna Morris and Megan Bornkamp. 

• Sydney Minarik, Renee Lyles and Grace Wagner each notched their first career goals.

• Clemson’s 7 goals in the first half were the most in a half since scoring 9 against Alabama A&M in 2013.

• Clemson’s eight team goals were the most since a 9-0 victory over Presbyterian College on September 18, 2016 and the seventh-most in program history. 

What a Run

• Clemson knocked off #3 UCLA in the NCAA Round of 16 to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinal in  the spring 2021 NCAA Tournament.

• This was Clemson’s fifth run to the Elite Eight and first since 2006.

Tyler Butler