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Nov 14, 2019

Tigers to Close Out Home Slate Against VT, UVA

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball team (10-15, 4-10 ACC) is set to host a pair of rematches against Virginia Tech (9-19, 2-12 ACC) and Virginia (11-16, 3-11 ACC) this weekend in its final homestand of the 2019 regular season. Clemson will entertain the Hokies at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 followed by the Cavaliers at noon on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Tigers will also honor the team’s lone senior Emily Curtis for Senior Day after the conclusion of Sunday’s match.

Match Setup

Who: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech (9-19, 2-12 ACC)
When: Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 20-12 all-time; 11-2 in Clemson, S.C.
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Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Who: Clemson vs. Virginia (11-16, 3-11 ACC)
When: Sunday, Nov. 17 at noon
Where: Jervey Gym
Series Info: 41-23 all-time; 22-7 in Jervey Gym
Watch: ACCNX
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Watch: ACCNX


  • Clemson and Virginia Tech will meet for the second time this season. The Tigers and VT squared off on Oct. 11 in Blacksburg, Va. Clemson dropped the first set (18-25) before winning sets two, three and four. Clemson’s victory over the Hokies is its only ACC road win this season. It also sparked a four-match win streak through Oct. 27.
  • Clemson Head Coach Michaela Franklin is a combined 2-0 against both the Hokies and Cavaliers in Jervey Gym, having defeated both teams at home last season.
  • Last week at No. 2 Pitt, the Tigers recorded a season-high 16.0 blocks, which tied the most blocks since Sept. 24, 2017 (at Wake Forest). Additionally, Clemson became the first ACC team to win an opening set over the Panthers this season and just the second team to do so among all 2019 Panther opponents.
  • Redshirt-junior outside hitter Kaylin Korte currently ranks fourth in the ACC in kills per set. Korte is averaging 3.66 kills per set for the season and 3.85 kills per set in conference matchups.
  • Korte and freshman setter Mckenna 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.
  • 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 Tigers have faced eight 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, 10 2018 AVCA top-50 teams and 13 2018 AVCA top-100 teams.
  • 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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