Oct. 10, 2010
CORAL GABLES, FL – Clemson had a season-high 89 digs and held Miami to .186 hitting, but the Hurricanes were able to push past the Tigers , 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15), at the JL Knight Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon. The Hurricanes improve to 10-4 in the all-time series.
The Tigers drop to 11-7 (2-5 ACC) on the season, while Miami improves to 13-5 and 3-4 in the league. Clemson returns home for eight of the next ten matches, starting with NC State and North Carolina on Oct. 15 and 16.
Cansu Ozdemir had a career-best 23 digs in the match, and Alexa Rand had a season-high ten kills and seven blocks in the match. Hannah Brenner had her third career double-double with a career-best 16 digs to go with 35 assists.
Lane Carico led all players with 19 kills and three aces. The Tigers had 12 blocks in the match, as Rand led all players with seven and Natalie Patzin had five to go with her career-high 18 digs.
Miami took a 1-0 match lead, winning the first set, 25-22. Miami started out quickly, taking a 6-0 lead, giving them a cushion they would need to claim the set, as the Tigers continually fought back, getting as close as one at 21-22. Adeleye’s six kills in nine attacks led all players.
Clemson pushed back in the second set, winning 25-18. The Tigers used an 11-2 run to stretch a 9-8 deficit into a 19-11 advantage behind solid defense. The Tigers had four blocks during the run, leaving them with eight after two sets, and holding Miami to .000 hitting in the set, forcing 11 attack errors. Adeleye had another five kills in the set, and the Tigers got to 22 Miami attacks for digs.
Miami used a 13-3 run behind six Carico kills to turn a 12-10 deficit into a 23-15 lead in the third set, to take a 2-1 match lead. The teams traded points early in the fourth set, before an 8-1 Miami run gave them a six-point edge, 12-6. The Tigers continued to chip away, closing to within three at 16-13, but a 6-0 run gave Miami the nine-point advantage at 22-13, and they closed out the set, 25-15.
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