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Tiger Volleyball Opens Spring with 3-1 Win at Furman

Tiger Volleyball Opens Spring with 3-1 Win at Furman

March 28, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – The Clemson volleyball team opened its spring scrimmage season with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-11) win against Furman at a packed Alley Gym in Greenville, SC. Kristin Faust led the Tigers with 12 kills, while libero Natalie Patzin collected an impressive 24 digs in the four-set match.

Clemson and Furman have met 36 times during regular season play, with the Tigers having taken 35 of those meetings all-time. Furman head coach Michelle (Thieke) Young played for Clemson head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover until 1997.

Other top performers in the match for the Tigers included Serenat Yaz, who had 11 kills and 9 digs, and Mo Simmons, who tallied five kills, six blocks, and nine digs. Two of her kills closed down sets.

The Tigers will play host to Georgia on April 4 at 6:00 pm in Jervey Gym in a free exhibition. Clemson returns all but one starter from a the 2011 season when they went 20-11, and graduated just one senior.