Sept. 18, 2009
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team moved to 8-2 on the season with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-16) win against Presbyterian College (4-7) in the Clemson Classic on Friday afternoon. The Tigers will now regroup to play against #17 Michigan State at Jervey Gymnasium at 7:00 pm. Livestats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com.
The Tigers put forth a complete effort, registering a season-high .441 hitting mark, while holding the Blue Hose to a .012 mark with15.0 blocks. Alexa Rand notched 10 total blocks for the Tigers, all in the final two sets, which ties for third most by a freshman in Clemson history. She entered the match ranked tenth in the nation in blocking and tops in the ACC individually, while Clemson ranks first in the ACC as a team and tenth nationally.
Lia Proctor each tallied seven kills to lead the Tigers, while Lisa Jedlicka had five kills in five chances. Freshman Sandra Adeleye made the most of her start, recording six kills and four blocks.
The Tigers came out hot, hitting a staggering .593 in the first set. They had 17 kills in 27 chances, against only one error. Proctor had five kills and four digs, and Murphy registered 14 assists in the set. The Tigers also added two blocks in the 25-13 win.
Clemson used seven blocks in the second sent to propel them to a 25-14 win. Rand had five of the blocks, and freshmen Adeleye and Patzin each had three kills. Brooke Kohler saw her first collegiate action, registering a block assist.
Clemson controlled the third set, using an 8-0 run to jump out ahead of the Blue Hose. Five Rand blocks and four from Murphy led the Tigers, who held PC to a -.138 hitting mark. Lisa Jedlicka had four kills in the set, including the clinching point.
The Tigers will now play host to Michigan State at 7:00 pm, and will host Furman on Saturday at 10:00 am.
In earlier action, Michigan State downed Furman, 3-0, to open the Clemson Classic.
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