Oct. 20, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team improved to 9-12 overall and 4-5 in the ACC with a five game (15-11, 15-13, 12-15, 8-15, 15-13) win over Duke Friday night at Jervey Gym. Clemson won the first two games while Duke won games three and four. Clemson took a two-point win in game five. The Blue Devils fall to 15-8 and 4-5 in the league.
The match was a contest of streaks. The Blue Devils started the match with a three point run before Clemson went on an 11-1 streak to go up 11-1. Duke fought back winning ten of the next 11 points to take the score to 12-11. The Tigers ended game one with four straight points.
Game two began with a nine point run by Duke after the Tigers took the first two points of the game. Clemson finished game two with a 13-3 scoring spree behind a block and a kill by Jackie Dalleska.
The Blue Devils came out and took charge in game three, going up 14-9 on the Tigers. Clemson fought back to bring the score to 14-12 before Duke won the game off a touch by the Tigers. In game four, Duke went up 6-0 behind three service aces from Gilman. The Tigers then cut the lead to two (6-8) before the Blue Devils went on a 7-1 run to win the fourth game 15-8.
Duke once again took charge early in the decisive game, rattling off four points to take a 4-0 lead. Clemson responded with three kills to start an 8-2 scoring streak and took the lead 8-6. The two teams battled to an 11-11 tie off a kill by Kiki Dallao who finished the match with a match-high 19 kills. The Tigers controlled the end of the game, winning the match off a kill by Jessie Betcher who returned to action after sitting out the last two matches with a leg injury.
Freshman Kiki Dallao tallied a double-double for the Tigers with ten digs and 19 kills while Jackie Dalleska led the team in blocks with six (one solo) and Jessi Betcher had a team-high 55 assists with three service aces, 10 digs, and three blocks.
Duke was led by Krista Dill who recorded 16 kills while Dorrette Burwell and Jill Sonne added 13 kills each. Sonne also had a team-best 14 digs with seven block assists and Pamela Gottfred tallied 46 assists with 12 kills and eight digs. Duke outhit Clemson .207 to .195.
The Tigers host Wake Forest Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Jervey Gym. Admission is free to all Clemson home volleyball matches.
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