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Oct 17, 2019

Clemson to Host Duke, Wake Forest for Dig Pink Match

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (7-10, 1-5 ACC) is set to host Duke (8-11, 1-5 ACC) Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in Jervey Gym. Friday’s contest against the Blue Devils is slated to stream on ACCNX, while Sunday’s matchup against the Demon Deacons will air on RSN, a Fox Sports affiliate. Sunday will also serve as the Clemson’s Dig Pink match as the Tigers will wear pink uniforms in order to raise awareness for breast cancer. Additionally, fans planning to attend Sunday’s match are encouraged to wear pink.

Match Setup

Match 1
Who: Clemson vs. Duke (8-11, 1-5 ACC)
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 23-41 all-time; 12-16 in Clemson, S.C.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Promotion: Youth Volleyball Day & Cub Club Day; Free post game youth clinic for all kids 12 and under.

Match 2
Who: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
When: Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 31-18; 15-9 in Clemson, S.C.
Watch: RSN | ACCNX (subject to blackout)
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Promotion: Dig Pink; First 150 fans receive a pink fanny pack. Fans are encouraged to donate to the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer research.


  • Clemson will look to snap a six-match skid against the Blue Devils, which dates back to 2013 when Duke was ranked 24th in the nation. The last time the two teams met in Jervey Gym was on Oct. 29, 2017 as Clemson’s Alyssa Deloney led the Tiger effort after posting a 8-1-17 stat line to yield a .412 hitting percentage in the three-set match.
  • Last season, Clemson went 0-2 against the Demon Deacons. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead at Wake Forest (Oct. 14) before dropping three straight sets. Brooke Bailey posted a then-career high 18 kills. In Jervey last year, Clemson won the first easily, 25-12, before falling 3-1.
  • Clemson snapped a five-match skid to open ACC play with a win (18-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10) at Virginia Tech last week (Oct. 11). The Tigers’ 25-10 victory to close out the fourth set and match was their largest margin of victory in a single set this season.
  • In her seventh start at libero this season, Madi Howell tallied a career-high 25 digs, surpassing her previous best of 19 digs, which she had achieved in three prior matches.
  • In addition to Howell, freshman middle blocker Ani Clark registered a signature performance against the Hokies last week. Clark achieved career-bests in kills (11), total attacks (21), attack percentage (.286; minimum five kills) and block solos (four).
  • The Tigers have faced six 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and nine 2018 AVCA top-100 teams so far this season. Five of those top-50 teams made the NCAA tournament 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 (9.82), 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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