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Volleyball to Host Clemson Classic this Weekend

Volleyball to Host Clemson Classic this Weekend

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will play host the the 2012 Clemson Classic in Jervey Gym on Friday and Saturday of this weekend. Clemson (3-0) will take on Charlotte (3-0) to open on Friday at 6:30 pm in Jervey Gymnasium after Chattanooga (3-0) and East Tennessee State (4-1) get things started at 4:00 pm. On Saturday, Clemson will play at 10:30 am and 4:00 pm, meeting Chattanooga in the morning and closing with ETSU. The Buccaneers and Mocs will play at 12:30 pm on Saturday, and Charlotte and Chattanooga close the tournament at 6:00 pm. Clemson’s matches on Friday night and Saturday morning will be available on TigerCast for free in high definition on ClemsonTigers.com. Live stats are also available for all six matches at ClemsonTigers.com. The Tigers enter the weekend with three NCAA wins under their belt, and also knocked of the 49th-ranked team in the world in Slovenia on Tuesday. In all, the four teams playing this weekend have a combined 13-1 record, which should provide a good early-season test. Clemson cruised to the Big Orange Bash title, winning matches over Coastal Carolina, South Carolina State, and Xavier without dropping a set. Kristin Faust was named MVP for her efforts during the weekend. Clemson enters the weekend ranked first in the ACC in hitting percentage (.340) and hitting percentage defense (.080). Quick Hitters:

Clemson claimed the Big Orange Bash for the thirdstraight season The Tiger beat World No. 49 Slovenia, 3-2, in anexhibition on 8/28 Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover enters wonher 400th career match at Clemson and has 494 for her careeroverall. Kristin Faustearned her first MVP honor by taking home the trophy from the BigOrange Bash Clemson was picked to finish third by the ACC’s coachesSandra Adeleye, Alexa Rand, and Serenat Yaz were named to thepreseason All-ACC team. Seniors Natalie Patzin, Sandra Adeleye, Alexa Rand, and Serenat Yaz, as well as Mo Simmons, were named captainsfor this season 12 of Clemson’s 16 home matches will be availablevia video broadcast, including nine TigerCast events, two ESPN3matches, and a match on RSN Clemson will make a national TVappearance against North Carolina on Sept. 26 Alexa Rand surpassed the 500career block milestone Natalie Patzin has surpassed1,000 digs for her career Sandra Adeleye was named to theCOBRA Magazine All-Preseason second team

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