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Oct 24, 2019

Tigers Look to Extend Winning Streak Against Miami, Florida State

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (9-10, 3-5 ACC) will look to extend its three-match winning streak as the Tigers host Miami (Oct. 25) and Florida State (Oct. 27) in Jervey Gym this weekend. After beating Virginia Tech on the road two weeks ago, Clemson is coming off back-to-back wins, including a five-set win over Duke and a sweep over Wake Forest.

Match Setup

Match 1
Who: Clemson vs. Miami (8-8, 4-4 ACC)
When: Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 12-14 all-time; 7-5 Clemson, S.C.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Promotion: Alumni Weekend and World Pasta Day

Match 2
Who: Clemson vs. Florida State
When: Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 20-37; 12-14 in Clemson, S.C.
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Promotion: Halloween in Jervey


  • Clemson looks to extend its three-match winning streak against ACC foes to as many as five this weekend. The last time the Tigers won four straight ACC matches was in 2012 under the direction of then-Head Coach Jolene Hoover. The last time Clemson tallied five consecutive ACC victories was in 2009, which was also the last time the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament.
  • 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 and a .429 hitting percentage on the weekend.
  • For her efforts against Duke and Wake Forest, Korte was tabbed the ACC Player of the Week, which makes 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, Illinios 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.
  • Last season, Clemson earned its first win over the Hurricanes since 2011 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018). It also marked the Tigers’ first sweep over an ACC opponent since 2014 and first win at Miami since 2009. Then-redshirt sophomore Brooke Bailey tied her career high of 18 kills for the second straight match on 36 attempts and hit .361 for the match.
  • Following Clemson’s sweep at Miami last season, the Tigers dropped a close match – 3-1 – at Florida State two days later. Clemson won the first set, 26-24, before dropping the next two. In the third, Head Coach Michaela Franklin challenged that an FSU player was in the net, but the call stood to award the Seminoles the fourth, 25-23, and match.
  • Clemson snapped a five-match skid to open ACC play with a win (18-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10) at Virginia Tech (Oct. 11). The Tigers’ 25-10 victory to close out the fourth set and match was their largest margin of victory in a single set this season.
  • In her seventh start at libero this season, Madi Howell tallied a career-high 25 digs at Virginia Tech (Oct. 11), surpassing her previous best of 19 digs, which she had achieved in three prior matches.
  • Since conference play began, Clemson ranks third in the ACC in digs (14.72/set).
  • In addition to Howell, freshman middle blocker Ani Clark registered a signature performance against the Hokies. Clark achieved career-bests in kills (11), total attacks (21), attack percentage (.286; minimum five kills) and block solos (four).
  • So far, the Tigers have faced six 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, seven 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and nine 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.
  • Freshman setter Mckenna Slavik currently ranks fifth in the ACC in assists per set (9.88), which is also good for 12th 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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