CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team (9-4, 0-0 ACC) is set to open conference play on the road against Boston College (10-2, 0-0 ACC) Friday and Syracuse (4-4, 0-0 ACC) Sunday. Friday’s matchup against the Eagles is slated for 7 p.m., while Sunday’s contest kicks off at 1 p.m. Both matches are set to stream on ACC Network Extra. The Tigers, who have won five of their last six matches, are seeking their first win in an ACC opener since 2011.
Last season, Clemson split its pair of matches against the Eagles as both teams recorded sweeps at home. BC has started its season with nine-straight wins, and closed out its non-conference slate with an overall record of 10-2. The Eagles went 1-2 at the New England Challenge last weekend suffering a five-set loss at Harvard Thursday, pocketing a 3-1 win over UMass Lowell Friday and closed out the tournament with a 3-1 loss at Northeastern Saturday.
The Orange, having only played eight matches this season, took two of their three matchups last weekend at Iowa State’s tournament. All three matches required five sets as Syracuse escaped Wyoming and Iowa State, but fell in its second match of the tournament against Iowa. The Orange are 3-2 in matches that have gone to five sets this season, while the Tigers are 2-1 in five-setters this season. Two weeks ago, Syracuse played three consecutive top-25 teams at Marquette’s tournament, including the then-No. 25 Golden Eagles, No. 3 BYU and No. 10 USC. The Orange play host to Georgia Tech, Friday at 7 p.m., at the Women’s Building.
Boston College (10-2, 0-0 ACC)
At Boston College: 8-5
First meeting: 1988, at Clemson (W, 3-1)
Last meeting: 2017, at Clemson (W, 3-0)
Syracuse (4-4, 0-0 ACC)
At Syracuse: 1-3
First meeting: 1990, at USF (L, 3-0)
Last meeting: 2017, at Clemson (L, 3-0)
Friday, Sept. 21
Who: at Boston College (10-2, 0-0 ACC)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Power Gym
Watch: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: https://bceagles.com/sidearmstats/wvball/summary
Follow: @ClemsonVB on Twitter and Instagram, and @ClemsonVolleyball on Facebook
Sunday, Sept. 23
Who: at Syracuse (4-4, 0-0 ACC)
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Women’s Building
Live Stats: https://cuse.com/sidearmstats/wvball/summary
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