Oct. 29, 2007
CLEMSON, SC – The 24th-ranked Clemson Volleyball team will play host to Georgia Tech on Tuesday at 7:00 pm to conclude a five-match homestand. The Tigers are riding a 16-match winning streak and own a 20-2 overall record, including a 13-0 mark in ACC action. The Yellow Jackets will bring a 15-8 ledger (9-4 ACC) into Jervey Gym for the mid-week contest. The contest between Clemson and Georgia Tech is designated as a Solid Orange event.
Fans will have an opportunity to celebrate Halloween a day early, as a costume contest will be held in between the second and third games.
The match will be broadcast over the Internet on www.clemsontigers.com.
Jeannette Abbott leads the Tiger offense with 289 kills, while Danielle Hepburn is a close second with 277 on the year. Hepburn, meanwhile, owns a team-best 104 total blocks with a .392 hitting percentage.
Setter Kelsey Murphy ranks second in the ACC with a 12.26 assist per game average. The sophomore from New Lenox, IL reached the 2,000 career assist milestone last weekend against North Carolina and currently ranks eighth in school history for the statistic.
Scouting the Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech enters Tuesday’s contest with a 15-8 overall record and a 9-4 ledger against conference opponents. The Yellow Jackets have won their last four matches since falling to Clemson on Oct. 16.
Talisa Kellogg leads the squad with 327 kills, while Lindsey Gray has tallied 33 service aces on the year. Defensively, Nikki Kaminskas has totaled 81 blocks and Michelle Kandell has recorded 422 defensive saves. Overall, Georgia Tech is averaging 15.54 kills per game for a .223 team hitting percentage.
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, The Series The Tigers own a 30-19 all-time advantage over Georgia Tech, in a series that dates back to 1977. They swept the Yellow Jackets earlier this season in Atlanta and own a 7-1 record against Tech in matches played on their home court. Clemson defeated the Yellow Jackets, 3-0, in last season’s match-up at Jervey Gym, while Georgia Tech won a five-game battle in 2006.
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