Oct. 5, 2002
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team won a five-game match over the Seminoles on Saturday afternoon at Jervey Gym. The Tigers improve to 12-7 overall and 3-1 in the ACC, while Florida State falls to 10-5 overall and 2-1 in the league. Clemson has won eight of its nine last matches, and nine of its 10 home matches this season.
Head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover said, “It was great to get another ACC win, especially at home. It’s a tough league this year and I think the ACC tournament (in Atlanta) will be unbelievable.”
The Tigers were led by Ryane Beasley who recorded a double-double with 17 kills, 13 digs and a career-high six blocks (one solo). Lori Ashton added 15 kills with a career-best seven digs and a season-best seven blocks. Leslie Finn posted 14 kills with six digs, while Marija Zoric had 10 kills with seven blocks (two solo). Jessi Betcher handed out 49 assists with five kills, and Stephanie Haskell tallied 12 digs. As a team, the Tigers hit .186 for the match, and posted a season-best 16 team blocks (four solo).
Florida State was led by Kristin Frye’s 20 kills with 11 digs, and Erica Bunch added 18 kills. Alex Sevillano posted 17 kills with 13 digs and five aces, while Dawn Hough had 14 kills. Jennifer Anderson recorded 71 assists with three blocks (one solo). The Seminoles hit .153 as a team, with 10 blocks and seven service aces.
Clemson won game one 30-23, hitting .175 as a team to FSU’s .081 hitting percentage. The Tigers were led by Ryane Beasley had a team-high five digs. FSU’s Alex Sevillano had four kills, and Jennifer Anderson and Aisha Carr posted three blocks each. Jennifer Anderson passed out 13 assists.
In game two, the hitting percentage numbers for the teams were almost reversed, as Florida State hit .200 to the Tigers’ .080 hitting percentage. Leslie Finn led Clemson in the 28-30 loss with four kills, while Beasley and Ashton had two blocks each. The Seminoles were led by Kristin Frye’s six kills and Sevillano’s five digs. Anderson had 16 kills, and Erica Bunch added five kills.
The Tigers claimed game three, 30-28, as the team hit .239 to FSU’s .164. Beasley hit .500 with seven kills, while Betcher had 12 assists. Marija Zoric tallied two blocks, and Stephanie Haskell recorded five digs. For FSU, Frye posted seven kills and Anderson dished out 17 assists with five digs.
Florida State won game four 30-25, despite the Tigers’ .306 hitting percentage. Florida State hit .250, and had one block to the Tigers’ five blocks. Zoric and Ashton posted five kills each, and Ashton had four blocks. Betcher handed out 14 assists, and Finn and Haskell had two digs each. FSU’s Dawn Hough posted five kills, and Anderson had 16 assits. Alex Sevillano served up four aces, and Cerina Pele recorded four defensive saves.
Clemson won the decisive game 17-15. Ashton and Beasley posted two kills each, and Beasley had four digs with a block solo. Zoric added two more blocks (one solo), and Lindsey Abbott had a service ace. Florida State’s Erica Bunch tallied five kills, and Frye had four digs. Carr recorded one block, and Anderson had nine assists.
Clemson returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 6 as the Tigers take on the NC State Wolfpack (2-17, 0-2 ACC) at Jervey Gym at 2:00 PM.
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