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Clemson To Conclude 2006 Regular Season This Weekend

Clemson To Conclude 2006 Regular Season This Weekend

Nov. 21, 2006

CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger volleyball team will play host to Virginia Tech and Virginia this week in the final regular season contests of the 2006 season. Clemson (18-10, 13-7 ACC) will face the Hokies (16-13, 10-10 ACC) at 6:00 pm on Wednesday night at Jervey Gym before playing host to Virginia (22-7, 15-5 ACC) in the regular season finale on Friday at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday’s match will be broadcast as part of the ACC’s video streaming package on www.ACCSelect.com. Fans will also be able to follow the action for both contests via livestats at www.clemsontigers.com. Click on the link below to watch live action of the game between the Tigers and Hokies.

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Sophomore Danielle Hepburn has set the school record for block assists in a single season with 148 recorded so far this year. She has 178 total blocks to lead the ACC with a 1.70 per game average. The native of Miami, FL also leads the league with a .365 hitting percentage. Fellow sophomore Jeannette Abbott is atop the conference standings with a 4.46 kills per game average. She boasts a team-best 468 kills this season.

Overall, the Tigers are averaging 3.15 blocks per game, a figure that ranks 23rd in the nation, while also tallying 15.30 kills per game.

Scouting the Hokies Virginia Tech will bring a 16-13 overall record with an even 10-10 mark against ACC opponents into Jervey Gym on Wednesday night.

The Hokies are led by Taylor Parris who owns a team-best 408 kills on the year with a .226 hitting percentage. Katie Esbrook has been dominate at the net, recording 1.15 blocks per game, while Amanda Cloyd has aiding the Virginia Tech defense with 527 digs this season. Overall, the Hokies average 2.63 blocks per game while tallying 14.41 kills per game.

Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, The Series The Hokies won by a 3-1 margin on their home court on Oct. 22 to even the series score against the Tigers to five wins apiece. The victory was Virginia Tech’s third straight over Clemson, including a 3-0 decision at Jervey Gym last season. The Tigers were last victorious over the Hokies during the 2004 season, a 3-2 win in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Charlottesville, VA.

Scouting the Cavaliers Virginia has won nine of its last 10 matches with its only loss coming to ACC leader Duke on Nov. 16. Overall, the Cavaliers boast a 22-7 overall record with a 15-5 mark in conference action.

Lauren Dickson leads the squad with 353 kills, while Shannon Davis is hitting a team-best .272 figure. Katie Oaks has recorded 159 total blocks this season for a 1.67 blocks per game average. Overall, Virginia is averaging 2.78 total team blocks per game and also boasts a 15.76 kills per game figure.

Clemson vs. Virginia, The Series The Cavaliers narrowed the Tigers’ all-time lead to 30-13 with a 3-1 victory in Charlottesville on Oct. 20. Clemson also holds a 16-4 advantage in matches played on its home court. However, Virginia defeated the Tigers last season at Jervey Gym, winning a five-game thriller.

Clemson’s most recent victory over the Cavaliers was a 3-1 decision during the 2004 season. Current Virginia head coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton is a former Clemson assistant under Jolene Jordan Hoover.

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