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Oct 31, 2019

Tigers Head to NC State, North Carolina

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (10-11, 4-6 ACC) heads to NC State (8-14, 3-7 ACC) and North Carolina (10-10, 7-3 ACC) this weekend. The Tigers have won four of their last five matches, dating back to its most recent road trip at Virginia Tech (Oct. 11).

Match Setup

Match 1
Who: Clemson vs. NC State (8-14, 3-7 ACC)
When: Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Raleigh, N.C. | Reynolds Coliseum
Series Info: 40-26 all-time; 18-14 in Raleigh, N.C.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: SIDEARM

Match 2
Who: Clemson at North Carolina (10-10, 7-3 ACC)
When: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.
Where: Chapel Hill, N.C. | Carmichael Arena
Series Info: 17-61; 7-22 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • Clemson enters the weekend having won four of its last five contests. The Tigers saw their four-match win streak snapped in a four-set loss to Florida State (Oct. 27). The last time the Tigers won four straight ACC matches was in 2012 under the direction of then-Head Coach Jolene Hoover. During its four-match winning streak this season, Clemson was led by Kaylin Korte, who averaged 4.47 kills per set, a .350 hitting percentage and 2.20 digs per set.
  • Against Miami (Oct. 25) last week, Ava Pritchard posted a career-high nine blocks in Clemson’s sweep over Miami.
  • Last year, the Tigers defeated both NC State (25,22, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22) and North Carolina (26-24, 29-27, 25-20) in Jervey Gym. Then-redshirt sophomore Brooke Bailey had a match-high in kills in both matches, including her career-best 20 kills against the Wolfpack. Clemson’s win over North Carolina was its first since 2009.
  • Junior middle hitter Alyssa Deloney currently leads the ACC in service aces per set – 0.52/set – in ACC matchups only.
  • Korte ranks third in the league in kills per set. The redshirt junior is averaging 3.76 kills per set for the season and 4.13 kills per set in ACC matchups.
  • Freshman setter Mckenna Slavik currently ranks sixth in the ACC in assists per set (9.88), which is also good for 11th in the nation among all freshman. In Clemson’s last five matches, Slavik is averaging 10.26 assists per set.
  • Two weeks ago, Clemson secured its first five-set win (25-15, 25-27, 23-25, 32-30, 15-4) of the season in a comeback thriller over Duke (Oct. 18). Kaylin Korte registered a signature performance after posting a career-high 30 kills and hit .418 in the Tigers’ first win over the Blue Devils since 2012. Her 30 kills were the most by a Tiger since Brittany Ross tied the program’s all-time single match record of 32 kills in 2005. Korte’s 30 kills are also the most by an ACC player since Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova did so against FSU on Oct. 14, 2018.
  • Against the Demon Deacons, Korte posted 13 kills, seven digs and hit .455 to average 5.38 kills per set.
  • For her efforts against Duke and Wake Forest, Korte was tabbed the ACC Player of the Week on Oct. 21, which made her Clemson’s first recipient of the award since Mo Simmons, who recognized by the conference office on Oct. 14, 2013.
  • In addition to Korte, freshman setter Mckenna Slavik helped the Tigers sweep ACC weekly honors as she garnered the ACC’s Freshman of the Week award. Korte and Slavik’s recognition marks the sixth time in program history in which Clemson has swept ACC weekly awards, and first occasion since 2011. Slavik helped the Tiger offense to hit .310 against Duke and Wake Forest. Additionally, 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. Slavik secured the match-winning kill against Duke on successful a dump attack on the last point of the fifth set.
  • Since conference play began, Clemson is second in the ACC opponent service aces having surrendered just 39 opponent aces in 33 sets played and has registered a .955 reception percentage.
  • So far, the Tigers have faced seven 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, nine 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and 11 2018 AVCA top-100 teams. For the entire 2019 regular season, Clemson is slated to face eight 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, 10 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and 13 2018 AVCA top-100 teams.
  • 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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