October 8, 2012

Furman, Clemson Renew Upstate Soccer Rivalry On Tuesday In Greenville

Greenville, S.C. – The nationally-ranked Furman men's soccer team will look to return to the win column on Tuesday when it hosts Upstate rival Clemson at Stone Soccer Stadium.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Furman had its eight-match unbeaten streak snapped and slipped to 8-2-2 on the season when Elon converted a penalty kick in the 92nd minute to down the Paladins 1-0 on Saturday night in Elon, N.C.  Head coach Doug Allison's squad fashioned a 6-0-2 mark in eight matches prior to losing to the Phoenix.

Tuesday's non-conference finale against Clemson marks the 53rd meeting in the all-time series between the Paladins and Tigers.  Clemson holds a 39-10-3 series advantage, but Furman has topped the Tigers in three of the past four seasons, including a 3-2 triumph at Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C., last year.

The Tigers come into this week's match at 4-6-2 after suffering a 2-0 defeat at No. 6 North Carolina on Friday evening.

Tickets for Tuesday's match are $4 for adults and $2 for children.  Furman students receive free admission with a valid student ID.

Ruby Tuesday will be handing out coupons at Tuesday's match and sponsoring a special halftime contest.

Fans can follow live statistics and live streaming video for the match by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com and can access live updates via Twitter by following @FurmanPaladins and @FurmanSoccer.