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Aug 18, 2018

Tigers Down Furman in Exhibition Saturday

Photos by Jessica Jones, Clemson Athletic Communications

Tigers Down Furman in Exhibition Saturday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team, led by second-year head coach, Michaela Franklin, defeated Furman, 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 14-25, 25-18), in Jervey Gym Saturday.

“I thought we had a strong front-row presence because our back row was solid with ball control,” said Franklin. “Gabby Easton did a fantastic job of spreading the offense, and that definitely makes it tough to defend. Our front row was definitely on fire, but it was a total team effort today. It was a lot of fun to coach and I’m sure to watch from the stands.”

After going down early in the first set, the Tigers clawed their way back to claim sets one and two. Coming out of the break, the Paladins responded taking the third set in their favor. Clemson would make a late run in the fourth to seal the match in front of the Jervey crowd.

“It’s always nice to play an exhibition match in order to see what things we need to work on. Usually in a match like this, we’re trying to figure out what things we need to improve on on as a team ahead of the first tournament of season, which for us will be at South Carolina next weekend.”

Up next, Clemson heads to Columbia, South Carolina for the Gamecock Invitational (Aug. 24-25). The Tigers open the 2018 regular season against the Bucs of ETSU Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. Saturday’s contest against South Carolina at 3 p.m., is set to stream on SEC+.

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