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Oct 03, 2019

Tigers Head to Notre Dame, Louisville

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (6-7, 0-0 ACC) travels to Notre Dame (9-3, 2-0 ACC) and Louisville (9-3, 2-0 ACC) for its second weekend of ACC play. Clemson is set to face the Fighting Irish on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and the Cardinals, who are the top vote getters outside of the AVCA top-25 coaches poll, on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Through 13 matches so far this season, the Tigers have been led by junior outside hitter Kaylin Korte, who is averaging a team-best 3.49 kills per set and 2.62 digs per set along with 13 total service aces.

Match 1
Who: Clemson at Notre Dame (9-3, 2-0 ACC)
When: Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Where: Purcell Pavilion
Series Info: 4-6 all-time; 0-3 in Notre Dame, Ind.
Watch: ACCNX
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Match 2
Who: Clemson at Louisville (9-3, 2-0 ACC)
When: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.
Where: L&N Federal Credit Union Arena
Series Info: 0-8 all-time; 0-3 in Louisville, Ky.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats:

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers will look to snap a five-match skid against the Irish dating back 2015. The last time Clemson defeated Notre Dame was on was on Oct. 17, 2014. Clemson won, 25-10, 25-19, 28-26 in Notre Dame, Ind.
  • Clemson has never defeated Louisville in its eight matchups against the Cardinals dating back to its first in 1985.
  • The Tigers are off to a great start behind the service line this season. As of Oct. 3, Clemson ranks 37th in the nation in service aces (1.67/set), which is also currently good for No. 2 in the ACC – second only to Syracuse.
  • Against Syracuse last weekend, Korte poured in a career-high 21 kills, which is good for the most by a Tiger in a single match this season. In addition to her 21 kills, Korte tallied her 10th career double-double and sixth of the season after digging 12 Orange attacks.
  • 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.
  • Freshman setter Mckenna Slavik currently ranks fifth in the ACC in assists per set (10.15), which is also good for 14th in the nation among all freshman.
  • 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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