Sept. 15, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will travel to Athens, GA on Wednesday to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Ramsey Student Center. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.
The Tigers are 11-28 all-time against Georgia, and 5-5 under head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover. Clemson has won the last five meetings with the Bulldogs, including a 3-2 win last year in Jervey Gym.
Clemson has a 6-5 overall record entering the Georgia match after posting a 4-0 mark last week with wins over South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Wofford. The Tigers defeated in-state rival South Carolina 3-1 last Tuesday, and captured the Coastal Carolina Classic in Conway, SC, over the weekend. The Tigers downed Coastal Carolina 3-0 on Friday, and defeated Florida Atlantic 3-1 and Wofford 3-0 on Saturday to conclude the tournament.
Ryane Beasley was named the MVP of Coastal Carolina Classic after posting 38 kills, a .369 hitting percentage, 18 digs and 12 total blocks (four solo). The outside hitter tallied 16 kills against Coastal Carolina with a match-best .389 hitting percentage and seven blocks. Against Wofford, Beasley recorded 16 kills and a career-best .636 hitting percentage. Lindsey Abbott and Lori Ashton were also named to the all-tournament team.
Ashton leads the Tigers with 142 kills, a 3.46 kills per game average and a team-best .291 hitting percentage. The middle hitter leads the team at the net with 51 total blocks (15 solo). Leslie Finn has 130 kills with a 3.33 kills per game average and 104 digs, while Beasley has tallied 115 kills, 73 digs and 46 total blocks (six solo). Liz Beckham has added 92 kills and is second on the team with 109 digs. Abbott leads the Tigers with 147 digs and a 3.67 digs per game average, and Carly Hill has served up 17 aces with an 0.52 service ace per game average. Marija Zoric has 39 total blocks with a 1.34 blocks per game average, and Stephanie Haskell has recorded 303 assists with 65 digs and 19 blocks.
The Bulldogs are 5-3 entering Wednesday’s match with the Tigers, with wins over Stetson, Loyola-Chicago, Morehead State, Kent State and Georgia Southern. Julia Petruschke has a team-best 136 kills with a 4.39 kills per game average. Petruschke leads the team at the net with 38 blocks and a 1.31 blocks per game average. Alexandra Oquendo has 75 kills with a .375 hitting percentage, and Luresa Forsythe has recorded 99 digs with a 3.19 digs per game average. Margot Wallace has handed out 366 assists with 59 digs and 15 blocks.
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