Photos by Jacob Thompson, Clemson Athletic Communications
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team downed in-state rival South Carolina, 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 25-13, 19-25), in Jervey Gym Saturday in the Tigers’ final 2019 spring exhibition match. Clemson took the first three sets in its favor before playing a mutually-agreed-upon guaranteed fourth set.
Set 3️⃣ = ours25-13 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/lXk7h73E8q— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) April 13, 2019
Set 3️⃣ = ours
25-13 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/lXk7h73E8q
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) April 13, 2019
“I think we were really efficient with the ball on our side of the net today and executed the way we wanted to,” said Clemson head coach Michaela Franklin. “Our sideout game was pretty strong and I thought Gabby [Easton] did a great job facilitating the offense. We also had a really great home crowd today. It was a great way to end our spring season – on a high note.”
The Tigers were led by sophomore middle hitter Alyssa Deloney and freshman right side hitter Solei Thomas, both of whom posted 12 kills each. Deloney also registered a match-high four blocks, while hitting .450 on the afternoon. Thomas led Clemson in hitting, achieving a .550 hitting percentage on 20 attempts and also led both teams with three service aces. Additionally, junior Kaylin Korte added 10 kills and eight digs.
“Alyssa had a few kills today that probably left a dent in the floor. She’s been working really hard on her competitive maturity. She did a great job maintaining her composure even when calls might not have gone our way.”
Clemson out-dueled the Gamecocks in almost every statistical category, including kills, hitting percentage, assists, aces, digs, blocks and sideout percentage.
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