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Oct 28, 2021

MATCH DAY CENTRAL: Volleyball vs. North Carolina State & North Carolina


🐾 Clemson vs North Carolina State

📍 Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)

🗓 Friday, October 29, 2021 • 7 p.m. • ACCNX

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🐾 Clemson vs. North Carolina

📍 Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)

🗓 Sunday, October 31, 2021 • 1 p.m. • ACCNX

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Match Notes

Clemson Hosts North Carolina State and North Carolina

CLEMSON, S.C – The Clemson Volleyball team will host the Carolinas as they take on North Carolina State and North Carolina in Jervey Gym. Friday’s match-up against North Carolina State is set for 7 p.m. before finishing the weekend Sunday against North Carolina with a 1 p.m. scheduled start. Both matches will be streamed on ACCNX.

The Tigers and Wolfpack have met a total of 68 times previously, most recently in the spring of 2021 when the Wolfpack secured a 3-0 victory. The Tigers lead the series 40-28. North Carolina State comes into the match 12-9 (6-4 ACC), following a win against Duke on Sunday. Leading the North Carolina State attack is senior outside hitter Jade Allen’s 3.94 kills per set and hits a team-best .349. Graduate outside hitter Mellisa Evans adds 3.64 kills per set. Both Allen (7th) and Evans (8th) are ranked in the ACC top-10 for kills per set. 

The Tar Heels are coming into the contest 17-4 (6-4 ACC) and are on a six-game winning streak with recent victories over North Carolina State and Duke. North Carolina leads the series 62-18, but the Tigers secured the previous match-up in the spring of 2021 with a 3-2 victory. Outside hitter, Nia Robinson leads the team with 3.86 kills per set and ranks 6th in the ACC in kills. Middle hitter Kaya Merkler adds .428 hitting for the Tar Heels.

After two recent losses to Boston College and Syracuse, Clemson enters the competition with an 11-10 (3-7 ACC) record. Graduate transfer Kaylee Martin continues to set the offensive tone with a team-high 3.22 kills per set on 232 kills. In addition, senior Mckenna Slavik has recorded 615 assists the season, pushing her up the rankings to 7th in Clemson Volleyball in assists. She currently holds 2,439 assists in her career. While on the defensive end, freshman Devan Taylor maintains her dominance on the court by securing 4.15 digs per set on 274 digs this season. The Tigers’ offense features four players with 130-plus kills on the season in Martin, Camryn Hannah, Ani Clark, and Cate Long.

All matches in Jervey Gym are free and open to the public. Face coverings are required according to the mask mandate on Clemson’s campus within indoor spaces.

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