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Oct 29, 2023

Tigers Ground Eagles in Sunday Matchup

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Clemson Volleyball team hit .312 to power to a three-set victory (25-20, 25-23, 25-16) on Sunday afternoon against Boston College. The victory moves the Tigers to 14-10 (5-7 ACC) on the season and gives Clemson the weekend road sweep. 

Clemson was led by junior Azyah Dailey, who finished with 11 kills and a .409 hitting percentage. Graduate Adria Powell followed with seven kills (.438 hitting percentage), five blocks and one ace for 11 points. Mckenna Slavik tallied 30 assists and 11 digs for her 12th double-double of 2023, while Devan Taylor led the Tigers with 12 digs. As a team, Clemson finished with six aces, contributed by Kennedy Wagner, Mia McGrath, Katie Culumovic, Powell and Taylor.

Behind a .375 hitting percentage, the Tigers cruised to a 25-20 set win. Dailey led Clemson with a .571 hitting percentage and four kills, while Kateryna Tkachenko and Powell added two kills each and hit a minimum of .400 in the first. Two aces in the opening set from McGrath and Powell capped two separate 5-0 scoring runs for the Tigers that aided the set win.

Clemson continued to stay hot offensively, hitting .394 in the second set to take a 2-0 advantage with a 25-23 set win. Dailey led the Tigers for the second-consecutive set with five kills, followed by Kate Simington adding four. The back-and-forth set had neither side going on any runs longer than three points, but Clemson powered through with 16 digs on the defensive side and two blocks. Wagner also picked up two aces to bring her season total to 35.

The Tigers didn’t let up in the third set breezing to a 25-16 set and match victory. Powell and Slavik got things started with a combined block, and kills by Wagner, Tkachenko and Simington kept the Tigers going. Clemson broke things open with back-to-back kills from Dailey before Clemson hit its stride after Powell tallied a solo block, immediately followed by a combined block with Dailey and a service ace by Taylor. Culumovic added another ace for the Tigers to make it 23-13, and Powell sealed the match with her seventh kill as Clemson swept the weekend road trip. 

Up Next

The Tigers return home on Nov. 3 and 5 to host Notre Dame (Friday at 7 p.m.) and Louisville (Sunday at 1 p.m.) for the final home weekend of the 2023 season. Sunday’s match will also play host to Clemson’s senior day and be the final match played in current Jervey Gym before the Clemson begins the process of renovating the gym that includes raising the roof, as well as a new locker room, lounge and meeting areas for the volleyball program, and major improvements to the gameday experience. In total, the renovation will reallocate 14,000 square feet of space.

Mckenna Slavik postgame