At Historic Riggs Field on Saturday night, the No. 1 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-0, 3-0 ACC) defeated the No. 10 Clemson Tigers (7-2, 1-2 ACC) 6-1. Despite having 19 shots to Wake Forest’s 14, Clemson was only able to put one in the back of the net.
Throughout the entire game, the Tigers were able to create a ton of scoring opportunities. Clemson had seven of its 19 shots on goal. For Clemson, Hamady Diop had four total attempts, which was the most. Six of the seven shots that were directed at the Demon Deacons goalie were stopped because he was playing well.
Babacar Niang of Wake Forest scored the opening goal for the Demon Deacons with a shot from outside the penalty box about fifteen minutes into the game. A corner kick would result in their subsequent goal, which was scored by Hosei Kijima after Cooper Flax had passed the ball to him.
Late in the first half, Clemson had multiple chances to begin a comeback, but they were unable to take advantage of them. Before Brandon Parrish converted a penalty kick for the only goal of the game for Clemson, Wake Forest scored four additional goals in the second half.
Next, Clemson travels to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to face the Tar Heels. Kickoff is scheduled at 8 p.m., and ACC Network will air the game.