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Tigers Drop 3-1 Decision to Miami on Friday Night

Tigers Drop 3-1 Decision to Miami on Friday Night

Nov. 5, 2010

Box Score

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson volleyball fell to the Miami Hurricanes, 3-1 (17-25, 25-20, 17-25, 21-25), on Friday night in front of 1,451 fans in Jervey Gymnasium. Sandra Adeleye had a season-high 20 kills, and Serenat Yaz had a career-high 31 digs in the loss.

The Tigers (14-11, 5-8 ACC) return to action Saturday night at 6:00 pm when they play host to Florida State, who won, 3-0, and Georgia Tech on Friday.

Clemson lost despite season highs in kills (61), attacks (187), assists (59) and  digs (99). Yaz had 11 kills and 31 digs in the four sets for her 15th double-double of the year and 12th in ACC play. The 31 digs are a high for any Clemson player this season. Yaz was also perfect in serve receive with no reception errors in 42 chances.

Cansu Ozdemir had a career-high 29 digs as well, but the Tigers’ blocking wasn’t as prolific as it has been, and Miami (18-7, 8-6 ACC) hit an opponent season-high .286 on the night.

Adeleye’s 20 kills tie for the most by a Tiger this season, as did her 50 total attacks. Hannah Brenner set a new career high in assists with 53 and hit teammates for kills on 37.6% of her sets.

Freshman Mo Simmons had 10 kills, while Camila Rosado had her second straight double-digit dig game with 12. Sophomores Alexa Rand and Natalie Patzin each had nine kills on the evening.

The Hurricanes jumped out to a quick lead in the first set, as they continually went to junior Lane Carico, who finished with 21 kills on the night, including eight in the opening frame. The Canes had 16 kills against only two errors, and had three blocks in the set on the way to a 25-17 set win.

Clemson bounced back in the second set with a 25-20 win. Adeleye had eight kills in the set, and the Tigers held Miami to .195 hitting. Ozdemir had eight of her digs, and the Tigers were able to side out on 13 of 21 chances. Trailing 19-17, Clemson went on an 8-1 run to close the set on a kill from Yaz.

It was Miami who jumped out in the third set, taking an early 8-4 lead, and holding the edge throughout the set. The Tigers got as close as one at 10-9, but Miami was able to side out 14 times in 18 chances. The teams combined for 116 attacks and 68 digs in the set, including 13 from Yaz and 12 from Ozdemir.  The Hurricanes had only one error in 56 attacks and spread the ball around for 15 kills. Six Tigers had two or more kills in the set, but struggled to finish, as Miami won 25-17.

The Tigers had a chance to force a fifth set in game four, as they held a 17-16 lead. Adeleye and Yaz each had five kills in the set and Brenner had 15 assists, but Miami’s offense was on point, registering 19 kills in 41 attacks against only two errors for a .415 hitting percentage. Clemson hit .275, but couldn’t get over the hump as a 5-1 run by Miami stretched a 19-19 tie into a 24-20 lead.