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Clemson Volleyball To Close Regular Season at Georgia Tech Friday

Clemson Volleyball To Close Regular Season at Georgia Tech Friday

Nov. 24, 2010

Match Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson Volleyball team (18-12, 9-10 ACC, RPI: #59) will close the 2010 regular season with a 6:30 pm Friday match at Georgia Tech (17-14, 10-9 ACC, RPI: #54). Clemson is trying to bolster an NCAA Tournament resume that already features seven wins over top-55 teams.

Live audio, video, and stats will be available from The Tigers took a Sept. 17 matchup with the Yellow Jackets, 3-2, in Clemson during the Clemson Classic.

Sophomore Sandra Adeleye was named to the All-ACC team, while Mo Simmons and Hannah Brenner were named to the ACC All-Freshman team. The Yellow Jackets feature a trio of All-ACC players in Monique Mead, Bailey Hunter, and Mary Ashley Tippins, as well as All-Freshman team choice Jennifer Percy.

The match will mark senior day for the Jackets, the second straight match Clemson will play on an opponent’s senior day. The Tigers won at NC State, 3-2, on Nov. 20.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – 6:30 pm Friday


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  • Clemson opened the 2010 ACC season with a 3-2 win over Georgia Tech during the Clemson Classic on Sept. 17
  • The Tigers took advantage of a plus-15 scoring margin on serves, as the Yellow Jackets had 15 service errors, and Clemson had seven aces, to go against three Tech aces and four Tiger service errors.
  • Sandra Adeleye had 16 kills and four blocks, and Alexa Rand had a career-high four solo blocks to go with two block assists and eight kills.
  • Natalie Patzin had 12 kills for Clemson as well
  • Rand had key back-to-back blocks at the end of the fifth set to clinch the match, including a solo on Tech sophomore Monique Mead
  • Mead leads the ACC with a 4.31 kills/set average, while her teammate Mary Ashley Tippins is fourth in the ACC in assists per set

Clemson Quick Notes

  • Sophomore Sandra Adeleye was named to the 2010 All-ACC Team on Wednesday, her second career honor
  • Adeleye ranks in the top four in the ACC in kills, blocks, and points per set
  • Mo Simmons and Hannah Brenner were each named to the ACC’s 7-member All-Freshman team on Wednesday
  • Serenat Yaz has 19 double-doubles this year to lead all Tigers, and has 16 of them in ACC matches this year; She ranks second among all league players in that category
  • Yaz is averaging 3.20 kills per set this year after averaging just 0.23 a season ago, an improvement of 2.97 per set.
  • Alexa Rand leads the conference and is 9th in the nation in individual blocking, with a 1.42 per set average. She crossed the 300 block plateau in her 59th career match
  • Natalie Patzin reached the 500-kill-500 dig milestone last week
  • Clemson ranks 10th nationally and first in the ACC with a 2.83 blocks/set average; The Tigers have led the ACC in blocking in each of the past three seasons
  • 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
  • Clemson opened the 2010 ACC season with a 3-2 win over Georgia Tech in Clemson in September
  • Freshmen and Sophomores have accounted for 1905.5 of 1930.5 total points (98.6%)
  • Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover is in her 18th season as Clemson’s head coach, and her 378 wins as an ACC head coach rank third in ACC history
  • Clemson played the 1200th match in school history on Oct. 30