Oct. 4, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team dropped a four-game match to ACC-rival Maryland on Saturday evening in Jervey Gym. The Terrapins won the first two games 30-20 and 30-28 before Clemson rallied to win game three 30-21. Maryland claimed the fourth game, 30-28, to seal the victory. With the loss, Clemson falls to 12-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play, while Maryland improves to 14-4 overall and 3-1 in league play.
In an even statistical match, Maryland barely outhit Clemson with a .253 hitting percentage to the Tigers’ .252 percentage. The Terrapins served up six aces to Clemson’s three, and Clemson posted 11 team blocks to Maryland’s 10 team blocks. The Cavaliers had 55 digs on the night, while the Tigers tallied 52 defensive saves.
Clemson was led by Leslie Finn, who posted 19 kills and nine digs. Lori Ashton recorded 16 kills with a .481 hitting percentage and eight blocks (five solo), while Liz Beckham added 16 kills with seven digs. Ryane Beasley had 10 kills with three blocks (one solo). Stephanie Haskell handed out 48 assists with 10 defensive saves, and Lindsey Abbott recorded 13 digs to lead Clemson in that category.
Maryland’s Lynnsy Jones led five Terrapins in double-digits with 18 kills and three service aces, while Stephanie Smith recorded 14 kills. Aimee Huddleston and Maria DiLivio added 11 kills each, and Sarah Treadwell had 10 kills with a team-high 14 digs. Huddleston led all hitters with a .625 hitting percentage and tallied 10 digs with 49 assists and six blocks. Rachel Wagener posted a Terrapin-best eight blocks, and Fiona DeFreitas had 10 defensive saves for the match.
In game one, Maryland outhit Clemson .351 to .250, and recorded four service aces. Clemson was led by Leslie Finn and Lori Ashton who posted four kills each, and Ashton had a game-high two blocks (one solo). Stephanie Haskell handed out 12 assists, and Lindsey Abbott tallied six digs. Sarah Treadwell led the Terrapins with five kills and a .400 hitting percentage, while Stephanie Smith added four kills with a .429 hitting percentage. Aimee Huddleston recorded 10 assists with four digs, and Fiona DeFreitas and Lynnsy Jones had three digs each.
In the second game, Leslie Finn and Ryane Beasley tallied five kills each, while Stephanie Haskell dished out 11 assists with three digs. Beasley and Meghan Stanton posted three blocks each, and Finn added three defensive saves. Maryland’s Aimee Huddleston recorded five kills with a .714 hitting percentage and 11 assists, while Lynnsy Jones added four kills. Maria Dilivio and Stephanie Smith posted two blocks each, and Jones served up two aces. Maryland held the Tigers to a .158 hitting percentage while hitting .195 for the game.
Lori Ashton posted a .833 hitting percentage with five kills and two blocks (one solo). Stephanie Haskell had 11 assists, and Swanson and Ashton had one service ace each. Maryland’s Lynnsy Jones had a team-high five kills with a .364 hitting percentage, and Sarah Treadwell recorded five digs. Rachel Wagener tallied three blocks, and Aimee Huddleston handed out 11 assists. Clemson hit .333 for the game, while holding Virginia to a .128 hitting percentage.
Leslie Finn recorded seven kills and a .400 hitting percentage in the final game, while Lori Ashton added five kills each. Ashton also recorded a team-best .833 hitting percentage with two block solos. Stephanie Haskell dished out 14 assists with four digs, and Lindsey Abbott added four more defensive saves. Lynnsy Jones led Maryland with seven kills, and Stephanie Smith had six kills with a .556 hitting percentage. Aimee Huddleston tallied 17 assists with three blocks, and Rachel Wagener also contributed three blocks.
The Tigers return to action on Friday, Oct. 10 as they travel to Durham, NC, to battle the Duke Blue Devils in a 7:00 PM start.
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