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Clemson Volleyball Plays Host to Miami, Florida State

Clemson Volleyball Plays Host to Miami, Florida State

Nov. 4, 2010

Complete Clemson Volleyball Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will take on Miami and Florida State in the opening weekend of a four-match homestand. The Tigers (14-10, 5-8 ACC) and Hurricanes (17-7, 7-6 ACC) get underway at 7:00 pm on Friday, while the match with the Seminoles (15-8, 7-6 ACC) will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday.

Admission is free to all events. Friday is Scouts Night, and the first 100 boy or girls scouts who come in will get a pair of sunglasses. On Saturday, fans who bring in their football ticket will be entered for a chance to win a Best Buy gift card.

Friday’s match will be available on TigerCast live, and livestats will be available for both matches at

Watch Clemson vs. Miami Live on TigerCast

Miami Hurricanes – 7:00 pm FridayLivestats: Live Video: TigerCast ( • Clemson holds a 10-4 overall advantage against the Hurricanes, and 7-1 all-time in Clemson • Earlier this season, Miami beat Clemson in Coral Gables, 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15) • The Hurricanes are among the top three in the ACC in all offensive statistical categories • Lane Carico is third in the ACC with a 3.54 kills/set average, while setter Katie Gallagher is fourth in assists at 10.77 per set • Hannah Brenner had 35 assists and a career-high 16 digs, while Natalie Patzin had a career-best 18 digs as well • Miami’s Lane Carico led all players with 19 kills in 53 attacks. • Miami enters this match winners of four of their last six, with the two losses coming to Virginia and Duke. • A 2009 NCAA Tournament participant, the Hurricanes are 17-7 and 7-6 in conference

Florida State Seminoles – 6:00 pm SaturdayLivestats: • The Seminoles are unranked for the first time this season, and are 15-8 overall and 7-6 in ACC play • They were swept this past weekend at Virginia (L, 2-3) and Virginia Tech (L, 2-3). • The Seminoles swept the season series with Clemson a season ago, winning in five sets in Tallahassee and in four sets in Clemson • Earlier this season, Florida State beat the Tigers, 3-1 in Tallahassee. The Tigers took the first set, but the Seminoles won each of the following three for the win. Mo Simmons had career highs in kills (11) and digs (13) in the match, while Yaz and Adeleye each had 12 kills. The Noles hit a opponent season-high .270 against the Tigers. • Clemson is 19-25 all-time against Florida State

Quick Clemson Notes • Clemson ranks 9th nationally and first in the ACC with a 2.90 blocks/set average • Freshman Hannah Brenner was the ACC’s Rookie of the Week on Oct. 25, after leading Clemson to a 2-0 record against BC and Maryland, averaging 12.1 assists, 1.6 kills, 1.6 digs, and 1.3 blocks per set. • Alexa Rand leads the conference and is 4th in the nation in individual blocking, with a 1.54 per set average. • Natalie Patzin needs 29 kills and 57 digs to reach the 500 kill-500 dig career club • Alexa Rand is 12 blocks shy of 300 for her career • Clemson recorded 21.0 total blocks against the Blue Devils on Sept. 25, only two short of a school record, and followed that with 20.0 against the Tar Heels in only four sets. • The Tigers have gone to five sets six times, and have a 4-2 mark in those contests. Last season, the Tigers played in 10 five-set matches with a 3-7 record in those matches • Serenat Yaz has 14 double-doubles this year to lead all Tigers, and has 11 of them in ACC matches this year • Yaz is averaging 3.04 kills per set this year after averaging just 0.23 a season ago, an improvement of 2.81 per set. • Alexa Rand set the school record for block assists in a single match when she had 13 against Duke. • Freshmen and sophomores have accounted for 100% of the team’s kills and blocks, and 1501.5 of 1523.5 points (98.6%) • Sandra Adeleye is only six kills shy of 600 for her career. • Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover is in her 18th season as Clemson’s head coach, and her 374 wins as an ACC head coach rank third in ACC history • Clemson played the 1200th match in school history on Oct. 30