Oct. 22, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers will play host to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Oct. 23 at Jervey Gym. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. Tuesday night is also “Jam Jervey Night”, sponsored by Bi-Lo and Gatorade. The first 200 youngsters age 13 and younger who attend the match will receive a free t-shirt.
Georgia Tech enters Tuesday’s match with a 12-5 overall record and a 7-3 mark in ACC play. Maja Pachale leads the Yellow Jackets with 287 kills and a 4.63 kills per game average. Kele Eveland has handed out 748 assists (12.06), and leads the team in digs with 176 (2.84 dpg). Lynnette Moster has a team-best 33 service aces, and Alexandra Preiss has 68 blocks (five solo).
Clemson (6-12, 2-8 ACC) is led by senior Jodi Steffes. Steffes has a team-best 259 kills and 3.92 kills per game average, and also leads the Tigers in service aces (29) and digs (179). Jessi Betcher has handed out a team-high 694 assists and is second on the team in digs with 171 and service aces (23). Freshman Lori Ashton leads the team in hitting percentage (.292) and is second in blocks (54 total). Sophomore Marija Zoric is the Tiger leader in blocks with 55 total (10 solo).
Clemson is 27-10 all-time against Georgia Tech, and the Tigers hold a 13-3 advantage over the Yellow Jackets in Jervey Gym. Under Jolene Jordan Hoover, the Tigers are 10-8 against Georgia Tech, and have only lost twice to the Yellow Jackets on their home court (1996, 2000). In their most recent meeting in Atlanta, Georgia Tech defeated Clemson 3-0 (30-15, 30-26, 30-16).
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