Nov. 22, 2003
ORLANDO, FL – The Clemson volleyball team fell to Maryland 3-0 (30-26, 31-29, 30-25) in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Saturday at the Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 18-16 on the season, while the Terrapins improve to 25-7 overall.
In game one, the Tigers jumped out to an early nine-point lead as they went on a 12-3 run, but the Terrapins battled back to tie the score at 21-21. The score was tied five more times before Maryland won by a score of 30-26. Leslie Finn paced Clemson with six kills, while Lori Ashton and Ryane Beasley added three kills each. Liz Beckham recorded five digs with one block and Lindsey Abbott tallied four digs in game one. Ashton posted two blocks, while Haskell handed out 15 assists with two blocks for the Tigers. The Terrapins were led by Lynnsy Jones, Sarah Treadwell, and Rachel Wagener had four kills apiece, while Aimee Huddleston posted 11 assists with three digs and two blocks in game one.
The Terrapins captured game two by a close score of 31-29. Finn led Clemson with seven kills, while Ashton recorded five kills and led the team at the net with two blocks (one solo). Abbott tallied nine digs and Beckham posted five digs with two digs in game two. Haskell recorded 16 assists with six digs for the Tigers. Treadwell led Maryland with five kills and four digs. Huddleston handed out 17 assists, while Stephanie Smith was the Terrapin’s top blocker in game two with two blocks.
Maryland took game three 30-25 to win the match. The Tigers were led by Fin with seven kills, while Ashton had kills. Abbott recorded four digs and Beckham tallied three digs. Haskell handed out 10 assists for the Tigers in game three. Maryland was led by Jones with six kills, while Huddleston recorded 16 assists for the Terrapins.
Individually for Clemson, Finn led all hitters with 20 kills and eight digs, while Ashton added 14 kills with a .522 hitting percentage. Ashton and Haskell led the team at the net with four blocks each. Abbott tallied 17 digs, while Beckham recorded 13 defensive saves with one service ace. Haskell dished out 41 assists with eight digs for the Tigers.
Maryland was led by Jones with 14 kills, nine digs and a .419 hitting percentage, while Treadwell recorded 11 kills with eight digs. Wagener was the Terrapin’s top blocker with six and Huddleston handed out 44 assists.
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