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Clemson Volleyball To Take On NC State On Saturday

Clemson Volleyball To Take On NC State On Saturday

Sept. 25, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will travel to Raleigh, NC, on Saturday to take on NC State at 7:00 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum. The Tigers enter the match with a 10-6 overall record and 0-1 mark in conference play, after dropping a 3-1 decision to North Carolina on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. Clemson holds a 22-17 advantage all-time against NC State, and has won 18 of its 20 meetings with NC State under head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover. The Tigers are on an 11-match win-streak against the Wolfpack, dating back to the 1997 season.

The Tigers are led by junior Leslie Finn, who has tallied 224 kills with a 3.86 kills per game average and a .227 hitting percentage. She also ranks third on the team with 155 digs and a 2.67 digs per game average. Junior Lori Ashton is second on the team with 206 kills and a 3.43 kills per game average. The middle hitter has a team-best .287 hitting percentage and leads the Tigers at the net with 72 blocks (26 solo). Red-shirt junior Ryane Beasley has recorded 169 kills with 70 blocks (13 solo), while freshman Liz Beckham has 154 kills and is second on the team with 159 digs. Senior Lindsey Abbott has tallied a team-best 207 digs with a 3.51 digs per game average, and sophomore Carly Hill has served up 19 aces with an 0.40 per game average. Stephanie Haskell has handed out 450 assists with 91 digs, and Dawn Robertson has recorded 215 assists with nine service aces and 41 digs.

NC State enters Saturday’s match with a 6-8 overall record and an 0-1 mark in ACC play, after falling to fifth-ranked Georgia Tech on Tuesday. Julia Reis leads the Wolfpack with 169 kills, along with a 3.60 kills per game, 17 service aces and 126 digs. Maya Mapp has posted 131 kills with a .324 hitting percentage and a team-best 45 blocks (four solo), while Melanie Rowe has 102 kills with a 2.32 kills per game average. Caroline Frede leads the team in digs with 151, and Crystal Shannon has recorded 546 assists with a 10.71 assists per game average.