Red-hot Tigers take on defending NCAA champ UNC tonight at Riggs Field

Clemson men's soccer has won three straight, including ACC victories over N.C. State, Virginia

Men's Soccer - Clemson's Ara Amirkhanian celebrates after scoring a Golden goal in overtime to beat NC State, 2-1

Photo by Mark Crammer

Men's Soccer - Clemson's Ara Amirkhanian celebrates after scoring a Golden goal in overtime to beat NC State, 2-1

The Clemson men's soccer team will play host to the defending NCAA champion and sixth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night at 7 p.m. at Riggs Field.

Clemson is on a three-match winning streak. The Tigers defeated N.C. State two weeks ago at home and won over Virginia last Friday and UNC-Greensboro this week on the road. The Tigers have a 4-5-2 record overall and a 2-1-1 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Manolo Sanchez has two goals and four assists for eight points to lead the Tigers. Clemson's Austin Savage has scored three goals this season.

North Carolina has an 8-1-1 record this season. The Tar Heels have a 3-0-1 mark in the ACC. This season, both teams have tied Wake Forest and defeated Virginia in ACC play.

The Tar Heels are led by Andy Craven with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Martin Murphy has four goals and one assist for nine points.

This will be the 56th meeting between Clemson and North Carolina on the soccer field. The Tigers lead the overall series 27-22-6. When playing at Clemson, the Tigers lead the series 15-6-4.

During the match, a fan will be selected for a chance to win $10,000 in a "Kick for Cash" contest that will be held during halftime.

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