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Tiger Volleyball Travels to Duke, Wake Forest this Week

Tiger Volleyball Travels to Duke, Wake Forest this Week

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will travel to North Carolina to take on Duke and Wake Forest this weekend. Clemson (12-6, 3-4 ACC, RPI:77) will play Duke (10-8, 1-5 ACC, RPI:49) on Friday at 7:00 pm at Cameron Indoor Stadium before traveling to Winston-Salem, NC for a match against the Demon Deacons (7-11, 1-5 ACC, RPI: 143) at 5:00 pm on Saturday.Both matches will be available to watch for a fee via the respective schools’ websites (GoDuke.com, Wakeforestsports.com), and live stats are also available. The Tigers are coming off a pair of 3-0 wins this weekend against Virginia and Virginia Tech in Jervey, and will try to snap a five-match losing streak in road matches this season. Duke holds a 35-21 all-time mark against Clemson, who is 0-3 in Durham since 2007, the last time the Tigers won the ACC title. Last season, the teams played a classic in Cameron, as the teams combined to fight off 11 match points in a fifth set that the Blue Devils won, 25-23 in a match that took nearly three hours. Clemson claimed the most recent meeting by a 3-0 count in Jervey later on in the season.Clemson is 27-12 against the Demon Deacons all-time, including a pair of wins last season. Wake Forest is coached by one of Clemson’s all-time great players, Heather (Kahl) Holmes, who still ranks among Clemson’s most prolific setters in team history. The Tigers have found some success recently blocking, tallying 40.0 over the past three matches, and average of 4.44 per set. It’s vaulted the Tigers to fourth in the ACC at 2.52 per set. Alexa Rand had a season-high eight blocks in each of the previous two matches and is within three of fourth on Clemson’s all-time career blocks list with 554. Sandra Adeleye also recorded her 400th career block last match, moving her into tenth on Clemson’s all-time list. Offensively, Adeleye has led Clemson in kills in each of the last five matches and eight times overall. Mo Simmons has also led the Tigers eight times, and leads the team with a 3.52 kills per set average, while Adeleye comes in at 3.45 per set. After playing in North Carolina this weekend, Clemson will welcome to Jervey league-leaders Florida State and Miami on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Friday will be Clemson’s Dig Pink event supporting breast cancer research.

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