Riding their highest national ranking since 2006, the Clemson men's soccer team will take on UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Riggs Field.
The Tigers, at 5-0-0 one of just five remaining unbeaten, untied Division I teams, are ranked eighth nationally by Top Drawer Soccer - a seven-spot jump from last week.
Clemson remains ranked ninth by Soccer America, which will update its poll on Tuesday.
UNC-Greensboro was ranked 15th nationally before losing to Coastal Carolina, 4-2, on Saturday.
The Tigers are led in scoring by Thomas McNamara with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Both Ara Amirkhanian and Manolo Sanchez have scored two goals and have one assist each for five points. Clemson is off to its best start since the 2006 season.
UNC-Greensboro has a 3-2 record overall this season. The Spartans won their first three matches including a 1-0 victory over No. 15 Charlotte to start the season. Since then, UNC-Greensboro has lost to High Point and Coastal Carolina.
David Reittinger leads the Spartans in scoring with three goals and one assist for seven points. Mahdi Ali has two goals and one assist for five points.
Defense has been key to the Tigers’ success this season, as Clemson has given up just one goal in the first five games. This is the first time since 1983 that the Tigers have given up just one goal in the first five matches of a season.
The Tigers are fourth in the nation for best team goals against average with a 0.19 mark.
This will be the ninth meeting between Clemson and UNC-Greensboro on the soccer field. Clemson leads the overall series 6-2.