Oct. 3, 2002
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will play host to Florida State and NC State this weekend in Jervey Gym. The Tigers (11-7, 2-1) will take on Florida State Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., then on Sunday, Clemson will play host to NC State beginning at 2:00 p.m. Most recently, the Tigers fell to #11 North Carolina Tuesday night in a five-game thriller at Jervey Gym.
The Tigers are led by Lori Ashton with 260 kills, a 3.66 kills per game average and a .375 hitting percentage. Sophomore Ryane Beasley is second on the team with 221 kills and she has also posted 105 digs and 33 blocks. Junior Marija Zoric leads Clemson at the net with 72 blocks (16 solo) and a 1.09 blocks per game average. She is also second on the team with a .334 hitting percentage. Senior setter Jessi Betcher has handed out 831 assists and has also recorded a team-best 224 digs. Leslie Finn has posted 216 kills and is second on the team in digs with 147.
The Seminoles are 10-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference play entering this weekend’s match, after defeating Wake Forest (3-1) and Duke (3-1) last weekend. Kristin Frye leads Florida State with 191 kills, a 3.54 kills per game average and a .307 hitting percentage. Erica Bunch is second on the team with 174 kills, while Alex Sevillano has posted 174. Jennifer Orlowski has recorded a team-best 102 digs and Sevillano has tallied 101 defensive saves. Dawn Hough and Aisha Carr lead the Seminoles at the net with 46 (7 solo) and 45 (nine solo) blocks, respectively. Jennifer Anderson has recorded 674 assists and a 12.48 assist per game average this season.
The Tigers are 10-17 all-time against the Seminoles, and 10-11 under head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover. Clemson holds a 6-5 advantage over Florida State in Jervey Gym.
NC State enters this weekend with a 2-17 overall record and 0-2 mark in the ACC. Maya Mapp leads the Wolfpack with 174 kills and a .292 hitting percentage. Sarah Enaminger is second on the team in kills with 144 and is the Wolfpack’s top blocker with 59 blocks (14 solo). She also has a team-high 130 digs and a 2.03 digs per game average. Lindi Sheppard has handed out 576 assists and is averaging 9.00 assists per game.
Clemson holds a 20-17 advantage all-time against NC State, and is11-4 against the Wolfpack in Jervey Gym. The Tigers have won 17 of their 19 meetings with NC State under Hoover, and are on a nine match win-streak against the Wolfpack dating back to the 1997 season.
This weekend former Clemson Tiger Cindy Stern-DeMartino, a member of the USPV’s Chicago Thunder, will be at both matches to sign autographs and talk to Clemson fans. In 1999 Stern-DeMartino became the Tiger volleyball program’s first All-American and the first AVCA All-American in the history of the ACC. She holds the Clemson career block assist record of 448 and the record for blocks per game with an average of 1.31 per game. She also ranks second on Clemson’s all-time list with 1744 career kills. On Sunday, the Clemson Elementary jump rope kids will perform between game two and three. Admission is free to all home volleyball matches in Jervey Gym.
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