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Clemson To Face Miami, Florida State In Final Home Matches

Clemson To Face Miami, Florida State In Final Home Matches

Nov. 14, 2007

Clemson Volleyball Notes

CLEMSON, SC – Miami native Danielle Hepburn and the Clemson volleyball team will wrap up its 2007 home schedule this week with a pair of matches against the Hurricanes and Seminoles at Jervey Gym. The Tigers (24-3, 17-1 ACC) will take on Miami (12-15, 6-12 ACC) at 7:00 pm on Thursday before playing host to Florida State (14-12, 11-7 ACC) on Friday at 7:00 pm as well.

Admission for both matches is free to the general public, while fans unable to attend can follow the action on the Internet. The match will be video streamed on www.clemsontigers.com.

Watch Clemson vs. Miami Live on ACC Select!

Watch Clemson vs. Florida State Live on ACC Select!

Hepburn, who had a 24-kill performance last time out, is currently atop the ACC standings with a .399 hitting percentage. The reigning ACC Player-of-the Week leads the Tigers with 358 kills while also boasting a team-high 136 total blocks. Meanwhile, Kelsey Murphy is guiding the Clemson offense to a conference-best .276 hitting percentage that would be a school record. She has tallied 1,183 assists while also notching 89 total blocks and 333 assists.

Scouting the Hurricanes Miami enters Thursday’s match-up with a 12-15 overall record and a 6-12 mark in ACC action.

Genny Mayhew leads the squad with 374 kills, while Ciara Michel ranks second with 250. Michel also owns a team-best 123 blocks with 32 solos on the year, while Cassie Loessberg has totaled 492 defensive saves. The Hurricanes are averaging 14.66 kills per game while blocking an average of 2.36 balls per set.

Clemson vs. Miami, The Series The Tigers have won the last four meetings with the Hurricanes, including a 3-0 sweep in Coral Gables on Oct. 5, and now own a 6-2 advantage in the series score.

In the 2006 contest at Jervey Gym, Clemson and Miami battled to a 40-38 game one score, which the Hurricanes claimed. However, the Tigers won the next three games for the victory to improve to 3-0 against the Hurricanes at home.

Scouting the Seminoles Florida State went above .500 for the year with a pair of victories over Boston College and Maryland last weekend and are now 14-12 for the season. The Seminoles are also 11-7 in the league to rank fifth in the standings.

Mira Djuric and Makini Thompson have posted 394 and 320 kills, respectively, to lead the Florida State offense, as the Seminoles are averaging 15.01 kills per game. On the defensive front, Brianna Barry owns a team-best 86 total blocks, while Summer Weissing has tallied 423 defensive saves.

Clemson vs. Florida State, The Series The Tigers narrowed the Seminoles’ lead in the series score to 21-17 with their third straight sweep of Florida State in Tallahassee on Oct. 7. Clemson, however, owns a 9-7 advantage in matches played on its home court, including a 3-0 decision last season.

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