Oct. 18, 2007
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will kick off a five-match homestead on Friday night after winning five straight matches on the road. The Tigers will play host to Boston College (10-10, 4-6 ACC) at 7:00 pm on Friday night before facing Maryland (13-6, 5-5 ACC) at 6:00 pm on Saturday.
Both matches will be available on GameTracker by accessing www.clemsontigers.com. Friday’s match will also be broadcast on the Internet via ACC Select.
Clemson is riding a 12-match winning streak that dates back to Sept. 14 and includes nine sweeps. The Tigers boast a 16-2 overall record and are currently atop the ACC standings with a 9-0 conference mark.
Setter Meghan Steiner and Danielle Hepburn rank second and third in the conference with hitting figures of .407 and .373, respectively. Hepburn also leads the Tigers at the net with 90 total blocks, while Didem Ege boasts a 5.60 digs per game average.
Scouting the Eagles Boston College will bring a 10-10 overall record, including a 4-6 ACC ledger, into Jervey Gym on Friday night. The Eagles posted two home wins last weekend over Miami and Florida State, but fell in mid-week action at Maryland on Tuesday.
Kelsey Johnson ranks third in the league with a 4.24 kills per game average. She has tallied 307 for Boston College this season while hitting a .229 percentage. On the defensive front, Abigail Hasebroock has posted 81 total blocks in 2007 with 22 solos. Overall, the Eagles are averaging 14.33 kills per game with 15.36 digs per game.
Clemson vs. Boston College, The Series The Tigers hold a 5-2 advantage in the short series with the Eagles. The two teams split last year’s matches with each winning on the road. Clemson defeated Boston College, 3-0, in Chestnut Hill before the Eagles claimed a 3-1 decision at Jervey Gym.
Scouting the Terrapins Maryland enters this weekend’s action with a 13-6 overall record and a 5-5 mark against conference opponents. The Terps have won their last three matches and will face Georgia Tech on Friday night in Atlanta, GA before traveling to Clemson.
Maryland is leading the ACC in blocks per game with a 3.54 average, helping the Terps hold their opponents to a meager .149 hitting percentage, which also ranks first in the league. Jade Brown and Mary Beth Brown have combined for 199 total blocks and both are averaging over 1.30 per game. Jade Brown owns a team-best 17 solos on the year. Offensively, Beth Gillming is leading the Terps with 232 kills.
Clemson vs. Maryland, The Series The series score between Clemson and Maryland is tied at 27 wins apiece, dating back to 1979. The Tigers won both match ups last season to even the record, sweeping the Terps in College Park before ekeing out a 3-2 win on their home court.
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