Oct. 15, 2004
Clemson volleyball dropped a 3-1 match to Maryland (23-30, 28-30, 30-23, 22-30) on Friday in a Solid Orange event at Jervey Gym. With the loss, Clemson fell to 11-8 overall, 3-4 in ACC play. Maryland improved to 4-3 in the conference, 9-8 overall.
Clemson’s Brittany Ross tied a career high with 20 kills to lead the Tigers’ attack. Leslie Finn added 18 kills on 72 attempts, while Lori Ashton had 17 kills and hit .382. Ashton also contributed with eight total blocks. Clemson had 12.0 team blocks in the match, but Maryland had 11.0.
Leading the way for the Terrapins were five players with double-digit kills. Jade Brown led the squad with 19, while middle blocker Rachel Wagener had 14 and a match-high .400 hitting percentage. Aimee Huddleston delivered 60 assists for Maryland, and Maria DiLivio had 24 digs.
In game one, Maryland scored nine consecutive points while facing a 20-16 deficit to take a commanding 25-20 lead. With the match tied at 24-24, both teams swapped points before Maryland pulled away at the end.
In the third game, Clemson scored the final six points to win by a score of 30-23. The fourth and final game saw Maryland score six straight early on, and the Tigers never recovered.
The Tigers return to action tomorrow evening to host Virginia in another ACC match. First serve is scheduled for 6:00 PM.
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