Nov. 13, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will travel to Atlanta, GA on Saturday to take on sixth-ranked Georgia Tech. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.
The Tigers are 17-14 on the season with a 6-9 mark in ACC play after winning two conference matches over the weekend. Clemson defeated Florida State last Friday night 3-1 and swept Duke on Sunday afternoon on Senior Day.
Leslie Finn, the ACC’s leader in kills per game, leads all Tiger hitters with 526 kills and a 4.46 kills per game average. She has tallied 326 digs this season with 31 service aces. Lori Ashton has recorded 402 kills with a team-best .285 average, while Liz Beckham has 334 kills and is third on the team with 316 digs. Ashton and Ryane Beasley leads the Tigers at the net with 139 and 138 blocks, respectively. Lindsey Abbott has tallied 473 digs with a 3.97 digs per game average and Carly Hill has served up a team-high 37 aces for Clemson. Stephanie Haskell has dished out 1,189 assists for an 11.01 assists per game average with 247 digs and 51 blocks.
Georgia Tech enters Saturday’s match with a 27-1 record and a 14-1 mark in league play, after defeating Georgia on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets’ Lynnette Moster has recorded 391 kills and a 4.30 kills per game average, while Lauren Saguer has added 391 kills with a 4.25 kills per game average and a .334 hitting percentage. Alexandra Preiss has tallied 342 kills with a team-best .433 hitting percentage and is second on the team with 98 blocks. Jayme Gergen leads Georgia Tech in blocks with 104 and a 1.14 kills per game average, while Marisa Aston has posted 339 digs with a 3.68 digs per game average. Kele Eveland has handed out 1,299 assists with a 15.10 assists per game average.
Clemson holds a 27-14 all-time record against the Yellow Jackets and a 9-8 edge on Georgia Tech’s home court. The 1999 season marks the last time the Tigers defeated a ranked opponent, as Clemson defeated then-25th ranked North Carolina.
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