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Big Orange Bash Primer: Volleyball Opens Play Friday

Big Orange Bash Primer: Volleyball Opens Play Friday

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will open the 2012 season on Friday night at 7:00 PM against Coastal Carolina in the Big Orange Bash in Jervey Gymnasium. Admission is free to the public to the entire event, which begins at 4:30 PM on Friday as Xavier takes on South Carolina State in Jervey Gym.

Play resumes Saturday, with Clemson taking on South Carolina State at noon and Xavier at 6:00 PM. Xavier and Coastal will play at 10:00 AM Saturday, while the Chanticleers will take on South Carolina State at 4:00 PM. Both of Clemson’s Saturday matches will be available on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com for free in high definition. All six matches will have live scoring available at ClemsonTigers.com as well. Clemson has an 8-0 mark all-time against Coastal and a 4-0 mark against South Carolina State. Clemson and Xavier have never met. Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover will go for her 400th career win at Clemson this weekend, as she sits on 398 entering the season. Quick Hitters:

Clemson opens the 36th season with the 22nd Big OrangeBash Head Coach Jolene JordanHoover enters the season with 398 wins at Clemson and 491 inher career Clemson was picked to finish third by the ACC’s coachesSandra Adeleye, Alexa Rand, and Serenat Yaz were named to thepreseason All-ACC team. Clemson returns six starters and the liberofrom last season The four seniors: Natalie Patzin, Sandra Adeleye, Alexa Rand, and Serenat Yaz, as well as juniorMo Simmons, were namedcaptains for this season 12 of Clemson’s 16 home matches will beavailable via video broadcast, including nine TigerCast events, twoESPN3 matches, and a match on RSN Clemson will make a national TVappearance against North Carolina on Sept. 26 Alexa Rand needs five blocks for500 in her career SandraAdeleye was named to the COBRA Magazine All-Preseason secondteam

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