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Nov 21, 2019

Tigers Head to Atlanta to Face Georgia Tech

Tigers Head to Atlanta to Face Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (11-16, 5-11 ACC) hits the road for its second-to-last contest of the 2019 season as it takes on Georgia Tech (18-8, 11-4 ACC) in O’Keefe Gymnasium Friday at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off of a sweep (25-18, 25-16, 25-20) over Virginia (Nov. 17) in their final home outing of the season.

Match Setup

Who: Clemson at Georgia Tech
When: Friday, Nov. 22 • 7 p.m.
Where: O’Keefe Gymnasium
Series Info: 39-33 all-time
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • Clemson and Georgia Tech will meet for the second time this season. Georgia Tech defeated the Tigers (25-17, 25-20, 25-20) in Jervey Gym on Oct. 9. For the match, the Yellow Jackets held all Clemson hitters to single-digit kills.
  • Last season in O’Keefe Gymnasium, Clemson and Georgia Tech required five sets (26-24, 26-28, 25-18, 12-25, 8-16) in a roller coaster of a match. Three Tigers in Brooke Bailey (16), Ashtynne Alberts (14) and Solei Thomas (10) registered double-digit kills.
  • The last time Clemson won in O’Keefe Gymnasium was in 2015 (30-28, 25-21, 16-25, 25-20). No current Tiger has ever won in O’Keefe Gymnasium.
  • Clemson’s blocking game has been superb its last three matches. The Tigers are averaging 2.92 blocks per since registering a season-high 16.0 blocks, including eight solo, at No. 2 Pittsburgh on Nov. 10. Both Ava Pritchard (1.18 blocks/set) and Alyssa Deloney (1.17 blocks/set) have led the Tigers’ defensive effort up front.
  • Redshirt-junior outside hitter Kaylin Korte currently ranks fourth in the ACC in kills per set. Korte is averaging 3.67 kills per set for the season and 3.84 kills per set in conference matchups.
  • Freshman setter Mckenna Slavik currently ranks fifth in the ACC in assists per set (9.72), which is also good for 14th in the nation among all freshman and fifth in country among Power-5 players.
  • The 2019 AVCA Top-50 and Top-100 teams were announced Wednesday, Nov. 20. To date, the Tigers have faced eight top-50 teams and 12 top-100 teams, including the Yellow Jackets. Among those top-50 opponents include three top-10 AVCA coaches’ poll teams in then-No. 9 Wisconsin, then-No. 7 Minnesota and No. Pitt.
  • Korte and Slavik swept ACC weekly honors for the Tigers on Oct. 21. Both helped Clemson secure a pair of wins over Duke (Oct. 18) and Wake Forest (Oct. 20). Korte, Clemson’s first ACC Player of the Week recipient since 2013, posted a career-high 30 kills against the Blue Devils and averaged, 5.38 kills per set for the weekend. Slavik averaged 10.36 assists per set on the weekend. The Saint Charles, Illinois native poured in a career-best 50 assists and 11 digs against the Blue Devils to register her fifth double-double of the season.
  • Korte and Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova are the only two ACC players this season to tally at least 30 kills in a single match.
  • Korte raised her level of play against back-to-back top-10 opponents in then-No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 7 Minnesota. Against those pair of Big Ten foes, Korte averaged 4.33 kills per set and 3.83 digs per set.
  • This season, the Tigers returned three 2018 All-ACC selections in Brooke Bailey (Second Team), Solei Thomas (All-Freshman) and Gabby Easton (All-Freshman), which marked the first time since 2011 Clemson collected three ACC postseason selections.
  • In 2018, Clemson secured two postseason victories, a first in program history, with wins over Alabama A&M and Radford in the NIVC.

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