Oct. 24, 2003
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team swept NC State (30-25, 30-20, 30-18) on Friday night in Jervey Gym. With the win, the Tigers improve to 14-11 overall and 3-6 in ACC play, while the Wolfpack drop to 7-17 on the season and 0-9 in conference action.
The Tigers took game one 30-25, as Leslie Finn and Lori Ashton tallied five kills each. Lindsey Abbott led Clemson in digs with six, while Stephanie Haskell handed out 18 assists with four digs in game one. The Wolfpack was led by Maya Mapp and Sarah Ensminger with three kills apiece. Ensminger hit .429 in game one, while Mapp posted a .333 hitting percentage. Julia Reis had 10 digs in game one, and Melissa Rabe recorded nine assists for the Wolfpack.
Clemson won game two by a score of 30-20 behind Finn’s five kills and .600 hitting percentage. Beasley posted five kills with a game-high .833 hitting percentage and one block. Abbott tallied four digs and Meghan Stanton added three digs for the Tigers, while Haskell dished out 16 assists in game two. Reis paced NC State with five kills and four digs, while Kayla Ragan had three kills with a .429 hitting percentage. Ensminger and Gilliam posted three blocks each. Rabe and Bruna Maraccini both tallied four assists for the Wolfpack.
The Tigers controlled game three, winning by a score of 30-18. Clemson was led by Finn with nine kills and a .533 hitting percentage, while Beasley added six kills with a .625 hitting percentage and two blocks. Abbott recorded a game-best 12 defensive saves for the Tigers, and Stephanie Haskell tallied 16 assists. Adeola Kosoko paced the Wolfpack with three kills, while Caroline Frede tallied five digs in game three. Mapp posted two blocks, and Rabe handed out seven assists for NC State.
Individually for Clemson, Finn led all hitters with 21 kills, seven digs and two service aces. Beasley added 14 kills with a match-best .462 hitting percentage and four blocks (one solo), while Ashton tallied eight kills and two blocks. Lindsey Abbott tallied a match-high 22 defensive saves for the Tigers, and Meghan Stanton recorded nine digs with one block. Haskell dished out 50 assists with seven digs and one block for Clemson.
Reis paced NC State with eight kills and a team-best 15 digs. Ensminger added five kills with a .333 hitting percentage and four blocks, while Gilliam posted five blocks (one solo) for the Wolfpack. Rabe handed out 20 assists on the night and Maraccini tallied seven assists for NC State.
Clemson returns to action Saturday at 4:00 p.m. as the Tigers take on North Carolina. Admission to the match is free and all fans are invited to “Tailgate with Tigers” on the hill outside Jervey Gym prior to the start of the match.
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