Oct. 25, 2002
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team dropped a five-game match to Maryland in ACC volleyball action at Jervey Gym Friday night. The Tigers fall to 13-11 overall and 4-5 in the ACC, while Maryland’s record stands at 15-9 and 4-5 in the league. This was the 10th five-game match for Clemson this season, and the fifth at home.
Maryland won the first game 30-21, but Clemson rallied to take a two-game lead, winning the second and third games 30-28 and 30-25, respectively. The Terrapins controlled game four 30-20, then claimed the decisive game 15-10. For the match, Maryland hit .302 as a team to the Tigers’ .283 hitting percentage. Clemson tallied 11 team blocks to the Terrapins’ 10 team blocks, and Maryland served up seven aces to the Tigers’ two.
Clemson was led by Lori Ashton, who tallied 17 kills with a .429 hitting percentage and four blocks (one solo). Ryane Beasley added 15 kills with 12 digs and three blocks, while Marija Zoric posted 13 kills with six blocks (two solo). Leslie Finn also recorded 13 kills, and Jessi Betcher handed out 57 assists with 14 digs. Stephanie Haskell tallied 12 digs, and Kristin Swanson had eight kills and a .467 hitting percentage.
Maryland’s Lynnsy Jones led all hitters with 29 kills and a .339 hitting percentage. She also tallied 11 digs and three service aces. Carey Brennan posted 26 kills with a .490 hitting percentage, and Jennifer Dewalt recorded 13 kills. Lindsay Davey dished out 70 assits with 13 digs and two service aces, while Stephanie Smith led the Terrapins at the net with eight blocks (four solo).
The Tigers return to action Saturday evening in Jervey Gym as they play host to the Virginia Cavaliers. First serve is slated for 6:00 PM. Admission is free to all Clemson home volleyball matches.
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