Nov. 19, 2005
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Dawn Robertson led the Tiger volleyball team (12-16, 7-13 ACC) to a come-from-behind victory Saturday night over Boston College (8-21, 3-17 ACC), while Jeannette Abbott and Anna Vallinch made Clemson history in the contest. The Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit, winning games three, four and five, to post the victory after Robertson took over setting duties for the team. Vallinch tied the school record for digs in a match with 36 against the Eagles, and Abbott set a Clemson freshman mark for kills in a season after posting 13 in the match. The rookie outside hitter has now totaled 478 for the season.
Sophomore middle hitter Meghan Steiner also had a big night for the Tigers, as she totaled 18 kills and eight blocks on the night. Brittany Ross continued her attack dominance, recording a match-high 23 kills to bring her weekly total to 87 kills in Clemson’s three contests.
Morgan Woodcock led the Eagles with 17 kills, while libero Allison Anderson tallied 53 digs in the contest.
Boston College won the first two games by scores of 30-22 and 33-31 before the Tigers took over the match. Head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover handed over setting duties to the junior Robertson and Steiner stepped up for the team in the final three games of the contest. Steiner had 14 of her 18 total kills in those periods to aid the Clemson effort, and Robertson tallied 45 assists in the match. In games three and four, the Tigers took early leads and held on to stay alive in the match. They won the third game, which saw seven ties and four lead changes, by a score of 30-26 and the fourth by a 30-27 margin.
The fifth game, however, was dominated by the Clemson team. The Tigers led 11-3 before closing out the match with a 15-7 victory in the final game.
Clemson will be back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The team will then have the Thanksgiving holiday off before facing Virginia on Friday.
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