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Clemson Volleyball Returns To Jervey Gym To Face Maryland, Boston College

Clemson Volleyball Returns To Jervey Gym To Face Maryland, Boston College

Nov. 16, 2006

CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger volleyball team will return to Jervey Gym on Friday night following a three-week absence. Clemson (17-9, 12-6 ACC) will take on Maryland (11-16, 4-14 ACC) at 7:00 pm and then play host to Boston College (10-17, 8-10 ACC) on Saturday at 6:00 pm. Fans can follow the action on the Internet via livestats on www.clemsontigers.com.

Clemson sophomore Danielle Hepburn needs just seven block assists this weekend to set the school record for the statistical category in a single season. She currently owns 141 to go along with 27 solo blocks. Her 1.75 block per game average ranked fourth in the nation through Nov. 12 matches.

Also aiding the Tiger defense is freshman libero Didem Ege. The Istanbul, Turkey native has tallied 449 digs this year to set the Clemson freshman record.Leading the Tiger offense is outside hitter Jeannette Abbott. As of Nov. 14, she ranked first in the ACC with a 4.60 kills per game average, recording 435 kills so far this season.

Scouting the Terrapins Maryland enters Friday’s match on a five-match losing skid that has dropped the Terps overall record to 11-16 with a 4-14 mark in conference play.

Jade Brown boasts team-bests with 347 kills and 14 solo blocks. Meanwhile, Katie Usher leads Maryland with a 1.52 blocks per game average, tallying 155 in 102 games played. Overall, the Terps own a 3.19 blocking statistic and are averaging 12.60 kills per game.

Clemson vs. Maryland, The Series The Tigers posted a 3-0 victory against the Terps on their home court on Oct. 8 and have a chance to tie the all-time score at 27-27 with a win in Clemson on Friday night. However, Maryland holds a 10-8 advantage in matches played on the Tigers’ home court, including a 3-1 victory last season.

Lia Proctor led Clemson in the season’s prior match-up with 12 kills while hitting a .423 percentage.

Scouting the Eagles Boston College will begin the Nov. 17 weekend with a 10-17 overall record and a 8-10 ledger against conferenc teams. The Eagles will face Georgia Tech on Friday night in Atlanta before meeting the Tigers in Clemson.

Kelsey Johsnon is atop the BC squad with 389 kills so far this season, while Abigail Hasebroock has posted a team-best 75 total blocks. Taylor Williams has recorded 40 service aces to help the Eagles to a 1.74 ace per game average. Overall, Boston College averages 13.27 kills and 2.35 blocks per game.

Clemson vs. Boston College, The Series With a 3-0 victory over the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, MA, the Tigers took a 5-1 lead in the series score. Boston College’s lone victory, however, came at Jervey Gym last season.

Clemson tallied 17.0 total team blocks in the Oct. 6 match, the second highest for the team this season. Danielle Hepburn led the way with nine total blocks, while Leslie Mansfield posted seven and Meghan Steiner had six.

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