TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Aggressive serving and a big showing from the front line was the deciding factor in Clemson’s 25-14, 25-18, 25-19 sweep of FIU in the second match of the Crimson-White Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers improve to 11-1 ahead of Saturday night’s showdown with Alabama in the Foster Auditorium at 8 p.m. eastern.
Right side Haleigh Hampton and middles Karis Watson and Beta Dumancic combined for 19 kills and just four errors with eight combined blocks. Collier led the service game with four aces, and added 12 digs and seven assists to boot. Overall, Clemson finished with nine aces against the Panthers, with the Tigers improving to 2-3 all-time in the series.
Leah Perri paced all players with 10 kills, while Kristin Faust added nine. Freshman setter Kate Federico had 26 assists and a team-high 13 digs to go with a pair of aces.
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