Good morning Clemson Nation! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Women’s Soccer 2, Boston College 0: The Tigers get their second win of the week, this time against the Eagles.
Mackenzie Duff scored both goals for Clemson (41st and 81st) and Halle Mackiewicz got her eighth clean sheet of the 2023 season.
Fun fact: Duff now has four goals on the season, and all four were headers.
Clemson is back in action next Saturday against Syracuse at Historic Riggs Field.
Good news for Clemson Football on Nate Wiggins
Nate Wiggins was injured late in the Florida State game, and at the time it looked like it could be bad news for Clemson Football.
Luckily, the Tigers got the best case scenario on Wiggins.
No ligament damage is good news, but bone bruises can still be a nuisance. Depending on the severity and location, they can take up to two months to heal. Even if Wiggins can handle the pain well enough to play, he will be very sore for the remainder of the season.
If Wiggins misses time, sophomore Jaedyn Lukus will take his spot in the starting lineup.
Dabo Swinney reflects on Florida State loss
Dabo Swinney addressed the media Sunday and relayed the difficulty of watching the game film from Saturday’s game against the Seminoles.
"“Brutally painful to watch it all over again. So many opportunities to win the game. Our players and coaches absolutely laid it on the line. We did a lot of things again that indicate winning. We out-gained them, we were physical, more first downs, never trailed in regulation … so many good things. We just literally needed one more play to win the game … offense, defense, kicking game. Our guys played their tails off. That’s as good a second half of defense as I’ve seen in a long time. We held them to one yard rushing in the second half. They were 5-of-15 on third down. We did a lot of things. We just had a few critical errors.”"
At the risk of sounding like a ‘Yes Man’, I agree with this assessment. Clemson didn’t play a bad game, they just weren’t as perfect as they needed to be to defeat a talented and experienced FSU squad.
At least Clemson players didn’t feel disrespected because their opponent utilized a strategy designed to test them. A ‘Shots Fired’ article coming later this morning.
If the loss still stings for you, take a little comfort knowing Clemson’s club ice hockey team put the Seminoles in their place this weekend.