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Tiger Volleyball Prepares for Final Homestand of the Season

Tiger Volleyball Prepares for Final Homestand of the Season

Nov. 11, 2010

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson volleyball will play host to its final home matches of the season when they take on Virginia and Virginia Tech this weekend. The Tigers (15-11, 6-9 ACC) and Cavaliers (12-13, 7-8 ACC) get underway at 7:00 pm on Friday. Clemson will then take on Virginia Tech (17-8, 8-7 ACC) on Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Admission to all matches is free. Clemson will honor senior libero Cansu Ozdemir and manager Molly Mattson before the match on Saturday. Both contests will be available on the web on TigerCast, and Gametracker will be available as well.

Virginia Cavaliers – 7:00 pm Friday Livestats: Live Video: TigerCast (

Watch Clemson vs. Virginia Live on TigerCast

* Clemson holds a 36-15 overall record against the Cavaliers * UVa defeated Clemson, 3-2, earlier this season in Charlottesville. Freshman McKenzie Adams had 29 kills, the most Clemson has allowed to any player all season, and setter Beth Wildermuth had 80 assists. Simone Asque also had 25 kills and AJ Cushman had 26 digs to lead all players. Sandra Adeleye led the Tigers with 18 kills and a .484 hitting mark, while Serenat Yaz had 16 kills and 16 digs. UVa is picking up play as of late, and is 13-12 overall and 7-8 in league play. * Libero AJ Cushman is second in the ACC with a 4.97 digs per set average, while Jessica O’Shoney is fourth in the ACC with a .365 hitting percentage. * Outside hitter Simone Asque is second in the ACC in kills per set with a 4.05 per set average. Her 31 aces are also the second-most * The Tigers have won five in a row over the Cavaliers in Clemson

Virginia Tech Hokies – 6:00 pm Saturday Livestats: Live Video: TigerCast (

Watch Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Live on TigerCast

* The Hokies enter the match at 17-8 overall and 8-7 in the ACC * Clemson has a 10-6 record all time against Virginia Tech * Tech’s Cara Baarendse is second in the ACC with a .385 hitting percentage, and Felicia Willoughby ranks third with a .378 mark * Setter Erin Leaser is second in the ACC with a 11.00 assists per set average. * After a slow day of blocking for much of the night, Clemson used four in the fifth set to turn away Virginia Tech, 3-2 (25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-11). Serenat Yaz (16 kills, 11 digs, 5 blocks), Sandra Adeleye (15 kills, 5 blocks), and Natalie Patzin (10 kills, 16 digs) led the Tigers on the night.

Tigers to Honor Senior Cansu Ozdemir Saturday * Cansu Ozdemir is Clemson’s only senior player on the 2010 team * The native of Istanbul, Turkey will graduate with a degree in Genetics in May * Ozdemir spent two seasons as a right-side hitter, compiling 195 kills, 163 kills, and 90 blocks. * She moved to libero this season, and has excelled. She has 428 digs this season, good for an average of 4.43 per set, and ranks sixth in the ACC in that category. * For her career, Ozdemir has 795 digs and 79 aces * She is one of only four senior classes in school history to reach three NCAA Tournaments * Clemson has compiled a 90-35 (.720) record in her four seasons, and won the 2007 ACC Championship in her freshman season

Clemson Quick Notes * Cansu Ozdemir is the team’s lone senior player and captain. She is sixth in the ACC with 4.32 digs per set and has been on the team for 90 wins, 3 NCAA Tournament appearances, and the 2007 ACC Championship * Jolene Jordan Hoover is in her 18th season as Clemson’s head coach, and her 375 wins as an ACC head coach rank third in ACC history * Clemson played the 1200th match in school history on Oct. 30 * Clemson went to five sets with both Virginia and Virginia Tech on the road earlier this season in October.