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Sep 10, 2021

Clemson Volleyball Clips KSU Owls in Four Sets

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Kennesaw, Ga. – Clemson Volleyball rallied late in the fourth set to earn its first road victory of the season in a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Friday night in the KSU Challenge. Clemson (4-2) had five players register 15 or more attacks on the night, and Kaylee Martin (13) and Camryn Hannah (11) each hit double-figures in kills. 

Clemson hit .278 and .290 in the third and fourth sets, respectively, to help pull away, 25-22, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23. Hannah added 11 digs on the night as well, her first double-double of the season. Mckenna Slavik tallied 32 assists, 12 digs, five kills and three blocks. 

Clemson trailed 23-21 in the fourth set, before Martin and Long posted back-to-back kills to tie it up. After an Owl error, Slavik and Pritchard combined on a block to end the match.

Clemson players wore T-shirts prior to the match in support of Griffin’s Game, an annual fundraiser which helps a local family in their fight against childhood cancer.

Up Next:

Clemson takes on Santa Clara Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final match of the KSU Challenge. 

Match Notes:

  • Devan Taylor’s 18 digs tied her own season high for a Tiger through six matches this season.
  • Taylor has registered double-figure digs in five of six matches this season. 
  • Ava Pritchard had six total blocks, including the match-clincher. The six blocks were the most by a Tiger through six matches this season.
  • Kaylee Martin’s 13 kills pushed her over 1,600 for her career; She is one of eight active players in the nation to reach the milestone. 
  • Clemson earned its first road win of the season in its second true road match. 
  • Clemson had 58 digs as a team, its second-highest total of the season through six matches.