Tigers Down Furman 3-0, Take Clemson Invitational Title

Sept. 18, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team, ranked 15th nationally, defeated Furman 3-0 (15-0, 15-4, 15-2) Saturday afternoon in Jervey Gym to win the Clemson Invitational. Clemson senior Alison Coday was named tournament MVP after hitting .535 with 25 kills, two errors and 43 attempts in the tournament. Coday led the Tigers against Furman, hitting .667 with eight kills, no errors and 12 attempts. She had five service aces and five digs in the match.

Senior Cindy Stern was named to the all-tournament team. Against the Paladins, she had 14 kills, two errors and 23 attempts for a .522 attack percentage. She also added six digs and three blocks for the Tigers. Freshman setter Jessi Betcher also represented Clemson on the all-tournament team. For the tournament she had 69 assists in five games, for an average of 13.80 assists per game. Against Furman, Betcher led the team with 20 assists and seven digs.

Junior Brooke Jackson and freshman Carrie Rowley represented Furman on the all-tournament team. Against Clemson Rowley hit .269 with 11 kills, four errors and 26 attempts and led the team with nine digs. Jackson had eight kills, five errors and 26 attempts against the Tigers. Sophomore Laura Hooks led the Paladins with 23 assists.

Clemson (9-0) will open the ACC season this week. The Tigers will play at Wake Forest Tuesday at 7 p.m. and at Duke Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Furman drops to 4-6 with the loss.

CLEMSON INVITATIONAL September 17-18, 1999 Clemson University, Jervey Gym Clemson, Furman, Illinois State

FINAL STANDINGS Clemson 2-0 Illinois State 1-1 Furman 0-2

Tournament MVP Alison Coday (Clemson)

All-Tournament Team Cindy Stern, Clemson Jessi Betcher, Clemson Kendra Haselhorst, Illinois State Megan O’Connell, Illinois State Carrie Rowley, Furman Brooke Jackson, Furman

Friday, September 17

Illinois State    13   3    11Clemson           15   15   15

Saturday, September 18

Furman            1    10   3Illinois State    15   15   15

Furman 0 4 2 Clemson 15 15 15