Photos and video by Jake Ludwig, Clemson Athletic Creative Solutions
HOOVER, Ala. – In its second spring outing of 2019, the Clemson volleyball team went 2-1 on the day, defeating South Alabama and Auburn, at the Finley Center in Hoover, Alabama Saturday afternoon. In a best of three sets format – with the third set being first to 15 points (win by two) – Clemson swept the Jaguars and came back to topple Auburn in set No. 3, 16-14. Clemson dropped its first match of the day to Alabama in two tightly-contested sets.
“I think the biggest thing for us is we’re a good team trying to take that next step from good to great,” said Clemson head coach Michaela Franklin. “Today, we stepped up and competed – it was about learning and capitalizing on this learning opportunity. We played in two tight matches against very good teams in Auburn and Alabama. There’s still room for improvement and even though we didn’t play our best today, I’m encouraged from what I saw. The experience we gained today made it a really good day for us.”
Now halfway through spring competition, the Tigers are slated to hit the road next weekend to take on Georgia Tech Saturday, April 6 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“We’re going to continue to develop our culture of Championship Behavior. Our team chemistry and relationships have deepened tremendously. That is something that everyone has worked extremely hard on – playing for the love of one another – and it’s starting to reflect on the court.
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