Oct. 21, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team defeated Appalachian State 3-1 on Tuesday night in Jervey Gym. The Tigers are 9-1 all-time against the Mountaineers with a perfect 7-0 mark at home. With the win, the Tigers improve to 13-11 on the season, while the Mountaineers fall to 8-14 overall.
The Mountaineers won game one by a score of 30-26. Ryane Beasley paced the Tigers with six kills and a .267 hitting percentage, while Leslie Finn and Marija Zoric tallied three kills each. Meghan Stanton recorded five digs and two service aces, and Stephanie Haskell handed out 14 assists for Clemson. Kali Rumberger led Appalachian State with three kills and six digs. Amber Mangrum added three kills with nine digs, and Amy Lewis and Katherine Dean posted three blocks apiece.
The Tigers rebounded in game two, winning by a score of 30-22. The team hit .308 behind Finn’s 11 kills and .533 hitting percentage. Her 11 kills place her in a tie for third in Clemson’s record books for most kills in a game. Ashton added six kills and a .400 hitting percentage, and Abbott tallied eight digs, while Haskell dished out 18 assists in game two for the Tigers. The Mountaineers were led by Rumberger with three kills and five digs. Dean recorded three kills with one service ace and Mangrum handed out nine assists. Stephanie Panzer and Jackie Jennings led Appalachian State at the net with two blocks each.
Clemson captured game three 30-16 behind Finn’s six kills and .455 hitting percentage. Ashton recorded five kills with a .500 hitting percentage and three blocks (one solo). Abbott tallied five digs, while Liz Beckham served up two aces with one block. Haskell had 15 assists for the Tigers. Rumberger led the Mountaineers in game three with three kills, while Dean tallied two kills with one block. Ashley Fails and Rachel Gates recorded three digs each, and Mangrum posted six assists.
The Tigers clinched the match with a 30-24 win in game four. Beckham led the Clemson with six kills and two service aces, while Finn added four kills and eight digs. Beasley led the team at the net with three blocks (one solo), and Haskell recorded 15 assists with one block. Appalachican State was paced by Lewis with five kills. Gates tallied nine digs and Mangrum recorded 10 assists for the Mountaineers.
Individually for Clemson, Finn led all hitters with 24 kills, 17 digs and four blocks (one solo). Ashton added 16 kills with four blocks (one solo), while Beasley tallied 12 kills and led the Tigers at the net with five blocks (two solo). Abbott recorded a team-best 18 digs, and Meghan Stanton had 10 digs with two service aces. Beckham served up a match-best four aces, while Stephanie Haskell dished out a match-high 63 assists with two blocks for Clemson.
Appalachian State’s Rumberger tallied a double-double with 12 kills and 16 digs. Dean posted nine kills with two aces and led the team in blocks with six (one solo). Gates recorded 19 digs, and Mangrum handed out 35 assists with eight digs for the Mountaineers.
The Tigers return to action this weekend as they play host to NC State on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and North Carolina on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Fans are invited to “Tailgate with the Tigers” on the hill outside of Jervey Gym prior to the start of the North Carolina match on Saturday.
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