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@ClemsonVB Set for Key Matches, Dig Pink Sunday

@ClemsonVB Set for Key Matches, Dig Pink Sunday

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team will play host to Wake Forest (12-6, 1-5 ACC) on Friday at 6:00 pm and No. 24 Duke (14-3, 5-1 ACC) on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Clemson (9-8, 3-3 ACC) is coming off two wins last week against Georgia Tech and Notre Dame, and looks to take that momentum into the two key matches this week.  Sunday’s match against Duke has been designated the “Dig Pink” match, and all proceeds will benefit the Side Out Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. At the Sunday match, the team will hold an auction featuring volleyball apparel, and coach-autographed football and soccer items.   To donate, visit Clemson has won four in a row over Wake Forest in the series and three in a row against Duke, who enters as winners of ten of their last 11 matches.  The Tigers have played well of late, and have the reigning ACC Player and Freshman of the Week in Mo Simmons and Leah Perri. Simmons averaged 6.33 kills and 4.5 digs per set last week, while Perri had 20 kills without an error in Clemson’s two wins.  Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Sunday’s match will be Clemson’s DIG PINK match vs. #24 Duke
  • Senior Mo Simmons leads the ACC and is 9th nationally at 4.63 kills/set
  • Simmons had 24 kills in 3 sets against ND, the most by any ACC player in the 25-pt set era
  • Simmons and Leah Perri swept the ACC’s weekly honors, taking Player and Freshman of the Week
  • Perri had 20 kills, 0 errors, hit .690 against GT & ND
  • Perri tied her career-high with 14 kills against the Irish
  • Beta Dumancic ranks 2nd in the ACC at 1.30 blocks per set
  • Irem Bayramoglu’s 0.38 aces/set is the 3rd-best average in the ACC
  • Kristin Faust tallied her 500th career kill in the match against Notre Dame
  • Since moving back to outside hitter from libero, Faust is averaging 3.47 kills/set and 3.0 digs/set
  • Hannah Brenner led Clemson to .333 hitting vs. ND and .540% of her sets went for kills
  • Brenner ranks 7th in the ACC at 9.44 ast/set, and 6th in CU history with 3,355 career ast.
  • Clemson leads the ACC at 16.32 digs/set in ACC matches
  • The Tigers rank 5th in the ACC at 2.49 blocks per set and 15.06 digs per set