CLEMSON, S.C – The Clemson Volleyball team (10-5, 2-2 ACC) fell to Notre Dame (5-9, 2-2 ACC) in three sets on Sunday in Jervey Gym, 25-20, 25-23, 26-24. Clemson fell to 7-2 this season inside Jervey Gym.
Kaylee Martin led with 11 kills, followed closely by Ani Clark (10 kills) and Camryn Hannah (9 kills). Clark had a hitting percentage of .421, followed by Martin’s .360. Mckenna Slavik had 31 assists in guiding the offense, and also added nine digs.
Defensively, Devan Taylor added 19 digs as the Tigers battled hard through the sets. The Tigers registered 57 digs overall to end the match.
The Irish came out strong hitting .300 on 30 attempts in the first set with Clemson responding with a couple 3-0 runs themselves, but dropped the first set in the end.
The Tigers best set of the day was the second set where Clemson entered with a vengeance, with 15 kills and two service aces. Kaylee Martin and Carmryn Hannah went on a 4-0 run to tie up the set 21-21, but Notre Dame’s Charley Niego recorded two kills to obtain the set victory.
The back-and-forth continued into the third set with four lead changes and two ties. Colleen Finney, who registered her first career start, recorded two timely kills for the Tigers to put them up 17-14. After alternating points, Clemson went on a 4-0 run led by two kills from Ani Clark to tie up the set 24-24. Behind a Tiger attack error, the Irish answered with a kill to secure the set and match victory.
Clemson returns to action on Friday at Pitt and on Sunday at Virginia.