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Oct 08, 2019

Clemson Set to Face Yellow Jackets, Hokies

Clemson Set to Face Yellow Jackets, Hokies

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (6-9, 0-4 ACC) hosts Georgia Tech (8-7, 1-3 ACC) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Jervey Gym before heading to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on Virginia Tech (7-10, 0-4 ACC) on Friday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s match against the Yellow Jackets will be Clemson Volleyball’s first-ever contest on the ACC Network, which launched this past August.

Match 1
Who: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (8-7, 1-3 ACC)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 39-32 all-time; 20-13 in Clemson, S.C.
Watch: ACC Network
Live Stats:
Promotion: WINsday; All fans will be entered into multiple raffles throughout the game to WIN prizes

Match 2
Who: Clemson at Virginia Tech (7-10, 0-4 ACC)
When: Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
Where: Cassell Coliseum
Series Info: 19-12 all-time; 5-9 in Blacksburg, Va.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats:

Series Notes:

  • The last time the Tigers and Georgia Tech squared off was on Oct. 3, 2018 in Atlanta when GT won in five sets, 26-24, 26-28, 25-17, 12-25, 8-15. The Tigers were led by Brooke Bailey (16 kills), Ashtynne Alberts (14 kills) and Ava Pritchard (eight kills, four blocks).
  • The last time Clemson and the Yellow Jackets played in Jervey Gym was the Tigers’ 2017 ACC opener on Sept. 22, 2017. Only five players of the current 2019 roster were on the team at the time (Kaylin Korte, Emily Curtis, Lisie Kit, Alyssa Deloney and Madi Howell).
  • The last time Clemson and Virginia Tech squared off was the Tigers’ last road match of the 2018 season. Clemson took the match in five sets, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 16-14, as both teams were separated by just one point (105-104). The last time the two teams met in Jervey Gym was on Oct. 7, 2018. Clemson won easily, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22 as the Tigers were led by Bailey (12 kills, .526 hitting percentage) and Deloney (nine kills, .500 hitting percentage, four blocks). Clemson sided out on 76 percent of Hokie serves (42-55).

Clemson Notes:

  • Despite ranking fourth in the ACC in kills (13.22/set) and fifth in digs (14.40/set), Clemson is seeking its first ACC victory of the season after having won its first four matches to open the 2019 season.
  • The Tigers have faced six 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and eight 2018 AVCA top-100 teams so far this season. Five of those top-50 teams made the NCAA tournament last season. Wednesday’s matchup against the Yellow Jackets will mark Clemson’s ninth top-100 opponent from last season.
  • Outside hitter Kaylin Korte posted a career high in kills in back-to-back matches. Korte totaled a then-career best 21 kills in Clemson’s five-set loss to Syracuse (Sept. 29) and then 22 kills at Notre Dame (Oct. 4). In addition to her 22 kills (on a career-high 53 attempts) against the Fighting Irish, Korte chipped in 13 digs to record her seventh double-double of the season and 11th of her career. Korte’s 22 kills are also tied for third most in a single match by an ACC player – and tied for the most in a four-set match – this season.
  • Korte raised her level of play against back-to-back top-10 opponents in then-No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 7 Minnesota. Against those pair of Big Ten foes, Korte averaged 4.33 kills per set and 3.83 digs per set.
  • Freshman setter Mckenna Slavik currently ranks fifth in the ACC in assists per set (9.87), which is also good for 14th in the nation among all freshman.
  • This season, the Tigers returned three 2018 All-ACC selections in Brooke Bailey (Second Team), Solei Thomas (All-Freshman) and Gabby Easton (All-Freshman), which marked the first time since 2011 Clemson collected three ACC postseason selections.
  • In 2018, Clemson secured two postseason victories, a first in program history, with wins over Alabama A&M and Radford in the NIVC.

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