Clemson Volleyball To Play Host To NC State and North Carolina

Clemson Volleyball To Play Host To NC State and North Carolina

Nov. 1, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team will play host to NC State and North Carolina this weekend at Jervey Gymnasium. The Tigers (7-14, 2-10) resume their conference slate on Friday night with a 7:00 p.m. first serve against the NC State Wolfpack after defeating Georgia State 3-1 on Tuesday night. On Sunday, Clemson will play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday night’s match will be Girl Scout night, and Sunday’s match will be Senior Day for the Tigers.

Clemson is led by Jodi Steffes who has a team-best 298 kills with a 3.87 kills per game average. She ranks second on the team in digs with 200 and in service aces (30). Jessi Betcher has tallied a team-high 780 assists, and leads the team in digs (204) and service aces (31). Lori Ashton is the team leader in blocks with 67 (15 solo) and in hitting percentage (.291).

NC State enters this weekend’s match with a 6-16 overall record and an 1-11 mark in the ACC. The Wolfpack is led by Charece Williams who has 282 kills for a 3.76 kills per game average. She also leads the team in digs with 198 (2.64 dpg). Lindi Sheppard is the Wolfpack leader in assists with 614 (8.65 apg), as well as in service aces with 39. Alison Kreager has a team-best 54 blocks (10 solo), and ranks second on the team in digs with 160 (2.64 dpg) and kills (183 total).

Clemson holds a 19-17 advantage all-time against NC State, and are 10-4 against the Wolfpack in Jervey Gym. Clemson has won 15 of its 17 meetings with NC State under Jolene Jordan Hoover, and are on a 7-0 win-streak against the Wolfpack dating back to the 1998 season.

The North Carolina Tar Heels enter this weekend’s schedule with an 18-5 overall record and a 10-2 mark in conference play. The Tar Heels suffered their two ACC losses to Maryland and Duke. Nicole Reis leads North Carolina in kills with 372 (4.52 kpg average). Eve Rackham has a team-best 566 assists with a 10.11 assists per game average. Molly Pyles leads the team in service aces with 23, and in digs with 300 (3.66 dpg average). Holly Strauss has a team-best 127 blocks (28 solo).

Clemson is 12-35 all-time against the Tar Heels. North Carolina is one of two ACC teams that hold a winning record against Clemson in Jervey Gym, as the Tar Heels are 9-4 against the Tigers in South Carolina. Clemson is 8-12 against the Tar Heels under Jolene Jordan Hoover.