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Tigers To Play At Georgia Tech In Mid-Week Volleyball Action

Tigers To Play At Georgia Tech In Mid-Week Volleyball Action

Nov. 13, 2006

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will play its final road game of the 2006 regular season when it travels to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. The Tigers (17-8, 12-5 ACC) and Yellow Jackets (17-10, 9-8) are scheduled to begin play at 7:00 pm at the O’Keefe Gynasium in Atlanta, GA. The match will be broadcast as part of the ACC’s video streaming package and will also be available on livestats. Fans may access the links on www.clemsontigers.com.

Tiger sophomore Danielle Hepburn moved into 10th place in school history for block assists after recording 13 last weekend. She now boasts 253 for her career and needs just 15 to set the Clemson single season record. Hepburn has 159 total blocks this year, including her 133 block assists.

Jeannette Abbott has led the Tigers in kills in the last five matches and owns a team- and league-best 4.60 kills per game average. She has totaled 419 kills on the year.

Scouting the Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech enters Tuesday’s contest on a six-match winning streak that has given the Yellow Jackets a 17-10 overall record and improved their ACC ledger to 9-8.

Talisa Kellogg leads the squad with 360 kills while Callie Miller boasts team-bests with a .313 hitting percentage and 82 total blocks. Setter Allie Niekamp has tallied 1238 assists on the year, and libero Abby Showers has recorded 419 digs.Overall, Georgia Tech is averaging 14.93 kills per game and out-hitting their opposition with a .258 figure. The Yellow Jackets have also recorded 165 service aces this season and average 2.45 blocks per game.

Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, The Series The Tigers swept the Yellow Jackets in this season’s prior match-up at Jervey Gym to improve to 29-18 all-time against Georgia Tech. However, the Yellow Jackets hold a 10-9 advantage in matches played on their home court. Clemson’s last win in Atlanta was during the 1999 season, a 3-1 victory after the Tigers dropped the first game.

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