clean sheet


: a person's record (as from a school or a job) that shows no evidence of any problems, broken rules, etc. : a clean record
: a game in which the opposing team is prevented from scoring
The team's star goalie has had five clean sheets this season.

Examples of clean sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through 77 minutes though, the 6-foot-4 shot-stopper kept his composure and a clean sheet. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 Minnesota had scored a total of two goals in its previous three matches, but was undeterred by the wet conditions in the first meeting with Charlotte. Minnesota (4-2-2, 14 points) needed just one save from goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, who notched his second clean sheet in eight outings this season. Observer Wire Reports, Charlotte Observer, 21 Apr. 2024 Banks had a clean sheet on his way to the title, clearing each height on his first attempt. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2024 Buffalo was 3-0 this season when Allen had a clean sheet but 8-6 otherwise. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 The clean sheet was the former MLS Goalkeeper of the Year’s first this season and first with the club. Braidon Nourse, The Denver Post, 14 Apr. 2024 Leave out Morgan and Naeher, who recorded her 61st clean sheet in her 100th appearance Sunday, and the average age of the other nine starters was just 23. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2024 The Ukrainian produced a number of fine saves to maintain his side’s clean sheet, including a stunning stop to keep Amadou Haidara’s volley out in the closing stages. Ben Church, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 And there's a clean sheet to work with: Baltimore's 2023 payroll was $60.7 million, with only the relocating Oakland A's expending less money. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Clean sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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