Sept. 12, 2009
ATLANTA – Clemson’s volleyball team wrapped up action at the Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic, sweeping Southeast Missouri to finish 2-1 on the weekend. The Tigers (7-2) hit .325 for the match and held the Redhawks (3-6) to only a .047 mark. It was Clemson’s second win of the day, having dispatched Ole Miss, 3-1, earlier in the afternoon. The Tigers will now travel home where they will host the Clemson Classic on Sept. 18-19 and will play host to Michigan State, Furman and Presbyterian.
Lia Proctor finished the afternoon with 18 kills and 15 digs, and hit .341 for the match. Didem Ege had 17 digs. Kelsey Murphy led the offense with 37 assists, as the Tigers registered 44 kills against only nine errors. Alexa Rand had the third-most kills with eight, and did not record an error.
Clemson jumped out to a 1-0 lead with strong offense. Lia Proctor had seven kills and Murphy had 14 assists as the Tigers hit .289 in the set. Lisa Jedlicka, who earned her second career start, had three kills and two blocks in the opening frame, while Ege had nine digs and Patzin had seven.
The second set was all Clemson, with Proctor registering seven more kills, and the Tigers committing only three errors, while holding the Redhawks to a -.043 hitting pct. Clemson had 25 digs as a team, and Murphy had seven in the set.
The Redhawks never relented, pushing the Tigers at the beginning of the third set. Clemson held a 12-8 lead before Murphy hit Patzin on four consecutive kills to push the lead to 16-9. Southeast Missouri was able to pull within five at 22-17, but a kills by Patzin and one by Jessica Williams, who also had eight digs, closed the match for the Tigers in three sets.
The Tigers are 6-0 in double-headers on the young season, and will play two again on Friday night in Jervey Gym. The Tigers play host to Prebyterian at 1:00 pm, and then Michigan State at 7:00 pm. They will then play Furman Saturday morning at 10:00 am before the football team plays Boston College at noon. Admission is free to all events.
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