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Tigers Travel to Syracuse Friday, Boston College Sunday

Tigers Travel to Syracuse Friday, Boston College Sunday

CLEMSON, S.C.- The Clemson volleyball team is on the road for two matches this weekend. First, the Tigers travel to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Syracuse on Friday Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.  They then travel to Boston College to take on the Eagles on Sunday Nov. 9 at 12 p.m.

Clemson (16-9, 4-7 ACC) currently sits in 9th place in the conference standings and is coming off of a two-loss weekend after falling to Virginia Friday night (23-25, 19-25, 25-20, 24-26) and #3 Florida State on Sunday (25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 12-15). Senior Karis Watson continues to lead the ACC in blocks per set with a 1.48 average.

Kristin Faust and Leah Perri lead the offense with 3.48 and 2.93 kills per set respectively. Faust’s numbers put her at 8th in the ACC. Freshman setter Kate Federico is now in third place all-time in assists by a Clemson freshman. She is just 177 from passing assistant coach Kelsey Murphy’s 1,116 record set in 2006. Niki Collier is 8th in the ACC in digs and leads the Tigers’ backcourt defense with a 3.48 average.

Scouting SyracuseSyracuse will face the Tigers sporting an 8-15 overall record and a 1-10 mark in ACC matches, which puts them last in the conference standings. The Orange are led in kills per set by Silvi Uattara who’s 3.73 average ranks 5th in the ACC. Monika Salkute is second with a 2.58 per set average. Uattara also leads the team in digs per set (2.70) and Leah Levert’s 1.37 block per set average ranks 5th in the ACC.

The Tigers have a 2-2 all-time record against the Orange. Clemson and Syracuse split the two matches played last year, each winning their home contest.

Scouting Boston CollegeBoston College enters the weekend 9-12 overall and 4-6 in conference play. The Eagles are led on offense by Katty Workman, who is 6th in the ACC in kills per set with 3.60. Kellie Barnum runs the offense with 8.96 assists per set, good for 8th in the ACC. Backcourt defense is led by Courtney Castle (3.89) and Anna Skold leads the team in blocks (.78).

Clemson has an 18-2 all-time record against Boston College. The Tigers are on a 13 game win streak in the series and have not lost to the Eagles since 2006.