Oct. 30, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. – Clemson volleyball defeated NC State on Friday night, 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-17), on the Wolfpack’s home floor. The Tigers improved to 17-7 and 7-5 in the ACC, while NC State fell to 7-19 overall and 0-11 in conference play. Cansu Ozdemir had five service aces. Clemson held NC State to a .009 hitting mark, while hitting .272 themselves.
Didem Ege had 14 digs to lead Clemson, who defeated the Wolfpack for the 24th consecutive match. Lia Proctor added eight kills, while Natalie Patzin had six kills with no errors. Kelsey Murphy had 28 assists and eight digs, finding five different attackers for kills throughout the match.
In the first set, NC State grabbed a 7-3 lead in the early going, holding a four-point edge as far as 12-8. A Hoover timeout sparked the tigers on a 12-4 run, giving Clemson a 19-15 edge. The two teams traded points until the end, with Clemson taking the set, 25-19. Lia Proctor each had three kills, and Kelsey Murphy led the team with 11 assists and four digs. Clemson held NC State to a .028 hitting mark, as the Wolfpack committed 10 attack errors.
The Tigers used a 7-2 run out of the blocks to propel them to a 25-13 second-set victory. Clemson stretched the lead to nine at 18-9. The teams traded points before Clemson put the match a way with a 3-0 run. Offensively, the Tigers were nearly flawless, finding open floor on 11 of 18 attacks with only two errors. Adeleye again led the Tigers with four kills, while Rand, Patzin, and Proctor each chipped in with two. Patzin and Didem Ege each had four digs as well. Defensively, Clemson held the Wolfpack to a .000 hitting mark, as they recorded nine kills and nine attack errors.
In the final set, the two teams traded points in the early-going, before Clemson was able to stretch a 13-12 lead to a 22-13 lead with a 9-1 run. The Tigers again held the Wolfpack to a .000 hitting mark, closing the match in a little more than an hour and ten minutes.
The Tigers will return to action on Saturday, taking on North Carolina at 4:00 pm in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Next weekend, the Tigers will travel to Maryland and Boston College in their final road weekend of the season.
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