Nov. 14, 2005
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team (11-14, 6-11 ACC) will play its last home match of the 2005 season against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Tigers and Yellow Jackets will take to the court at 7:00 PM at Jervey Gym.
Clemson is led by outside hitters Jeannette Abbott and Brittany Ross, who have accumulated 428 and 390 kills, respectively, for the year. Lawrence has tallied 788 set assists for a 11.10 set per game average, while libero Anna Vallinch has recorded 441 defensive saves for a 4.64 dig per game ratio. The Tigers are led at the net by Danielle Hepburn, who posted her 100th block assists of the season against N.C. State on Nov. 12. She now has 120 total blocks to help the team, which sets a school record for total blocks by a freshman. Cindy Stern, a 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, held the previous best with 109 during the 1996 season. Clemson has out-blocked its opponents by 52 total team blocks for the 2005 season and is allowing the opposition only 2.25 blocks per game.
Georgia Tech won the contest earlier this season in three close games in Atlanta, but Clemson still holds a 28-17 advantage in the overall series score. The Tigers were without the services of starting setter Brittany Ross with 16 kills on the night. Clemson leads, 13-7, in contests played on its home court. However, the Yellow Jackets have won the last five played at Jervey Gym. The Tigers’ last home victory over Georgia Tech was during the 1999 season, when they claimed a 3-0 victory.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will bring a 14-12 overall record and a 10-7 mark in league play into Clemson’s Jervey Gymnasium on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets have four players with over 200 kills for the season, helping them to average 14.58 per game. Talisa Kellogg has posted a team-high 359 kills, while setter Lindsey Laband has tallied 1092 assists in 2005. Georgia Tech has posted 247 total team blocks with Callie Miller leading the way with 96 total blocks.
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