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Oct 04, 2019

Notre Dame Defeats Tigers in Four Sets

Photos by Patrick Boling, Clemson Athletic Communications

Notre Dame Defeats Tigers in Four Sets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame remained perfect (3-0) in ACC play with a 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25) win over Clemson Friday evening in Purcell Pavilion. Clemson outside hitter Kaylin Korte posted a career-high 22 kills in addition to her 13 digs to collect her seventh double-double of the season. Korte’s performance marked the second consecutive match the junior achieved a career high in kills as she totaled 21 in the Tigers’ last match against Syracuse on Sept. 29 in Jervey Gym.

The Fighting Irish won the first set by out-hitting Clemson .370 to .000 as the Tigers had just eight kills along with eight errors to open the match. Clemson found its rhythm offensively in the second as Korte (7) and Radtke (5) combined for 12 kills in the set, while libero Emily Curtis totaled seven of her match-high 20 digs in game No. 2. A successful challenge by Clemson Head Coach Michaela Franklin overturned a Notre Dame point, which also gave Clemson its largest lead of the set, 17-11, and momentum. From there, the Tigers maintained their six-point lead to take the set, 25-19, and even the match, 1-1.

Coming out of the break, both teams exchanged runs throughout the set before being tied 17-17. Later in the set, the Tigers won back-to-back points to cut the Irish’s lead to one, 23-22, before Notre Dame signaled for timeout. Coming out of the huddle, it was the Fighting Irish who won the final two points to take the set, 25-22, and a 2-1 lead.

Once again, both teams were even midway through the fourth, 17-17, but Notre Dame composed a 7-0 run that included four Tiger attack errors, to close out the set and match with the Irish’s Madison Cruzado behind the service line.

Up next, Clemson (6-8, 0-3 ACC) heads to Louisville (10-3, 3-0 ACC) on Sunday, Oct. 6. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday’s contest is set to stream on ACCNX. For live stats, visit ClemsonTigers.com.

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