Oct. 14, 2003
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (30-19, 30-28, 30-23) decision to fourth-ranked Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in Jervey Gym. The Tigers’ Leslie Finn recorded her 1000th career kill, the second Clemson player to do so this season as Lori Ashton posted her 1000th career kill against Duke on Oct. 10 in Durham. With tonight’s loss, Clemson falls to 12-10 overall and 2-5 in league play, while Georgia Tech improves to 19-0 and 7-0 in the ACC.
The Tigers hit .224 as a team to the Yellow Jackets’ .355 hitting percentage. Both teams posted seven team blocks, and they each served up four aces. Overall, Georgia Tech had 54 defensive saves with 58 kills and the Tigers tallied 42 digs with 47 kills.
Individually for Clemson, Ryane Beasley hit .387 with 14 kills and one service ace, while Leslie Finn added 12 kills with 10 digs, a block solo and one service ace. Liz Beckham recorded eight kills with eight digs, and Lori Ashton had eight kills with five blocks (one solo). Stephanie Haskell handed out 36 assists with seven digs.
Georgia Tech’s Lauren Sauer led all hitters with 17 kills, while Alexandra Preiss recorded 12 kills with a .364 hitting percentage. Marissa Aston and Keight Vincent tallied double-figure digs with 15 and 12, respectively. Kele Eveland dished out 51 assists, and Lynnette Moster served up two aces. Jayme Gergen recorded a team-high .538 hitting percentage with seven kills and four blocks, while Laura Kuhn added eight kills with a .438 hitting percentage and four blocks.
The Tigers return to action on Friday as they travel to Florida State. Clemson’s match with North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 25 is slated to begin at 4:00 PM. Clemson fans are invited to “Tailgate with the Tigers” prior to the start of the match.
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