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Volleyball travels to Boston College, Maryland

Volleyball travels to Boston College, Maryland

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will travel to play Boston College and Maryland this weekend. The Tigers (14-8, 5-6 ACC, RPI:67) will play Boston College (10-13, 4-7 ACC, RPI:101) on Friday at 7:00 pm before heading to take on the Terrapins (10-12, 2-9 ACC, RPI:104) at 2:00 pm on Sunday in College Park, MD.

It will be the second meeting of the season for the Tigers with each of the teams. The Tigers dropped a 3-0 decision to Maryland on Sept. 21 before defeating Boston College, 3-0, on Sept. 22.

Livestats are available for both events, and the match at Maryland is available for a fee at UMTerps.com.

Clemson is 15-2 all-time against the Eagles, and have won 10 in a row overall. The Tigers also hold a 36-28 lead in the all-time series against Maryland.

Clemson has won four of the last six, but are coming off back-to-back losses to No. 24 Miami and No. 12 Florida State last weekend.

The Tigers started the ACC season 1-4, but thanks to the streak, moved above .500 in league play. They’ll have the opportunity to do the same, as well as stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt with a pair of victories this weekend. Clemson is currently ranked 67th in the most recent RPI.

After starting the year hot offensively, the Tigers have picked up play on the other side. They rank third in the ACC in blocking and second in the conference in digs per set, at 16.92 per set. A main reason why has been the play of Libero Natalie Patzin, who needs just five digs to pass Jodi Steffes Welp on the all-time school career list list for fourth.

Alexa Rand (1.22 blocks/set) and Sandra Adeleye (1.00 blocks/set) have been a force at the net, with both ranking among the top players in the conference in blocking. In ACC play, Clemson is averaging 3.04 blocks per set, the second-best mark in the league.

Offensively, Adeleye leads the Tigers with a 3.47 kills per set average while hitting .311. Mo Simmons is second at 3.07 kills per set.

After the weekend in Boston and Maryland, Clemson will play their next two in Virginia, before playing their final five matches at home.

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