This Week in ACC Men’s Soccer

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GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) – The ACC men’s soccer teams enter the second weekend of conference play, with six games scheduled for Friday night.

Five ACC teams are ranked in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, including four in the top 10 – both totals are the highest of any conference.

Two of the ACC’s nationally ranked programs face off Friday at 7 p.m., as No. 16 Syracuse takes on No. 1 Clemson. The match will be broadcast on ACC Network. Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest are three of the six national teams that remain undefeated and untied this season.

Schedule to come
Friday September 16

No. 16 Syracuse at No. 1 Clemson | 7 p.m. | ACCN
North Carolina at No. 5 Duke | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Louisville at Boston College | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Our Lady of Virginia | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
NC State at No. 10 Pitt | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
No. 2 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACCNX

Monday, September 19
No. 14 Akron at No. 10 Pitt | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Presbyterian at No. 1 Clemson | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Louisville on the Gulf Coast of Florida | 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20
Boston College at Boston University | 6:00 p.m. | ESPN+
American in Virginia | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
UNC Wilmington in North Carolina | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
George Mason at No. 2 Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Longwood at Virginia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Duke #5 to Elon | 7 p.m. | FloSports
#16 Syracuse at Colgate | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Wednesday September 21
Chicago State at Notre Dame | 7 p.m. | ACCNX

the ranking is the United Soccer Coaches poll

Noting ACC Men’s Football
• Five ACC teams are ranked in the latest United Soccer Coaches pre-season poll, including four in the top 10 – both totals are the best of any conference. Clemson leads the poll at No. 1 and is followed by Wake Forest (2), Duke (5), Pitt (T10) and Syracuse (16).
• ACC teams are 34-11-5 (.730) in non-conference action, outscoring their opponents 105-46. The winning percentage is the best of any conference.
• Pitt head coach Jay Vidovich needs a win to become the first ACC men’s soccer coach to reach 100 career ACC regular season wins. He currently has 99 during stints at Wake Forest (76, 1994-2014) and Pitt (23, 2016-present).
• Duke and Syracuse are two of four national teams to have conceded just one goal this season. Four ACC teams rank in the top 20 nationally in goals-against average: Syracuse (1, 0.17), Duke (4, 0.25), Clemson (11, 0.50) and Wake Forest (16, 0.67).
• Boston College’s Stefan Sigurdarson and Wake Forest’s Roald Mitchell are among the NCAA’s top five players in goals with six each. Sigurdarson is also tied with Marshall’s Matthew Bell for the national lead in goals per game (1.2).
• Clemson was chosen as the favorite to win the 2022 ACC Championship following a vote by the league’s 12 head coaches. The defending national champions were chosen as ACC favorites by six coaches.
• Clemson was also selected as the favorite to win the ACC Atlantic Division, while Pitt was voted the Coastal Division favorite for the second straight season.
• 15 of the 33 members of the 2021 All-ACC squad return this season, including two first-team members: 2021 ACC Midfielder of the Year Peter Stroud (Duke) and Aboubacar Camara (Louisville) .
• Eight of 11 2021 All-ACC Second Team winners return for the 2022 season.
• 10 of the 12 members of the 2021 All-Freshman team have returned to school this season, including ACC Freshman of the Year Shakur Mohammed (Duke).
• Seven ACC head coaches rank in the NCAA Division I Top 50 in career wins by active head coaches: Clemson’s Mike Noonan (seventh, 370), George Gelnovatch of the UVA (10th, 355), Pitt’s Jay Vidovich (15th, 333), Duke’s John Kerr (37th, 221), Syracuse’s Ian McIntyre, 40th, 216), NC State’s George Keifer (45th, 201), and Bobby Muuss of Wake (50th, 195).
• Clemson won its first national championship since 1987 last season and third in program history. The Tigers are firing All-ACC winners Ousmane Sylla and Hamady Diop from their championship team, as well as NCAA College Cup Offensive MVP Isaiah Reid.
• ACC teams have now won 18 NCAA men’s soccer championships, including nine since 2001.
• The ACC had two of four teams in the 2021 NCAA Men’s University Cup (Clemson, Notre Dame) and has had at least one conference team in the Men’s University Cup in 20 of the past 21 seasons.

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