Oct. 17, 2001
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team (6-10, 2-6 ACC) will travel to the state of North Carolina this weekend as the Tigers play Duke and Wake Forest. The Tigers are slated for a 7:30 p.m. first serve against the Blue Devils on Friday. On Saturday night, Clemson will continue its conference schedule with a 7:00 p.m. match against the Demon Deacons.
Senior Jodi Steffes currently leads the Clemson hitting corps with 237 kills and a 4.02 kills per game average. She has also served a team-best 26 aces and tallied 157 digs (2.66 dpg). Junior Jessi Betcher leads the Tigers in assists with 647 and is averaging 10.97 assists per game. She is also second on the team in digs with 150 (2.54 dpg). Sophomore Marija Zoric leads the team in blocks with 50 (10 solo). Lori Ashton has a team-best .304 hitting percentage and ranks second on the team in blocks with 47 total blocks (10 solo). Ryane Beasley ranks second on the team with 159 kills and a 3.12 kills per game average.
Scouting Duke Clemson travels to Duke (11-2, 6-2) on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. match. The Blue Devils’ two losses this season are against ACC foes North Carolina and Maryland. Duke defeated Clemson earlier this season at Jervey Gym, 3-0, as part of an 11-match win streak. The Blue Devils are on a three-match win-streak entering this week’s schedule, with their most recent victories over Virginia, Wake Forest and Florida State.
Ashley Harris leads Duke with 193 kills and a 3.45 kills per game average. Harris and Jill Sonne have a team-best 158 digs, and Sonne has served a team-high 34 aces. Krista Dill leads the team with a .331 hitting percentage, and has tallied 74 blocks (15 solo) this season. Arielle Linderman has an 11.98 assists per game average with 695 assists total.
Clemson is 10-8 against Duke under current head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover, although the Blue Devils hold a 14-22 all-time advantage over the Tigers, including an 11-4 edge in Durham.
Scouting Wake Forest Wake Forest is 11-7 overall and 4-4 in the ACC entering this weekend’s schedule. The Demon Deacons are on a two-match conference losing slide after dropping matches to Duke and Florida State, but defeated Furman, 3-0, in a non-conference match Tuesday night. Their conference wins this season include victories over NC State, Virginia, Maryland and Clemson.
Wake Forest is led by Trina Maso de Mayo who has a team-best 259 kills with a 4.18 kills per game average. She also leads the team in service aces with 34, and inn digs with 259 (4.18 dpg). Margaret Davidson leads the team with a .354 hitting percentage and has recorded 65 blocks (10 total) for a 1.08 blocks per game average. Ashlee Phillips has handed out a team-high 813 assists (11.17 apg).
The Tigers are 14-4 all-time against the Demon Deacons, and 5-4 on their home court. Under Jolene Jordan Hoover, Clemson holds an 8-3 advantage over Wake Forest, and the Tigers have yet to lose two matches in a season to the Demon Deacons.
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