CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team (10-11, 1-7 ACC) hits the road for the second consecutive week, this time to face Miami (10-5, 6-2 ACC) and Florida State (11-7, 7-1 ACC). The Hurricanes will play host to Clemson in the Knight Sports Complex Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., while the Tigers will challenge Florida State in Tully Gym Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matches are scheduled to stream on ACC Network Extra.
View this post on Instagram Every rep counts 👊 #ClemsonVB 🏐 #ChampionshipBehaviorA post shared by Clemson Volleyball (@clemsonvb) on Oct 17, 2018 at 11:12am PDT
Every rep counts 👊 #ClemsonVB 🏐 #ChampionshipBehavior
A post shared by Clemson Volleyball (@clemsonvb) on Oct 17, 2018 at 11:12am PDT
Clemson is looking to rebound after dropping a heartbreaker in five sets at Wake Forest last Sunday. Clemson redshirt-sophomore Brooke Bailey posted a career-high 18 kills on 47 attempts against the Demon Deacons. Additionally, freshman Ashtynne Alberts (13), sophomore Alyssa Deloney (12) and freshman Solei Thomas (11) all totaled double-digit kills collectively for the third time this season. In addition to her 13 kills, Alberts recorded her team-leading seventh double-double of the season, finishing Sunday’s contest with a career-high 15 digs. Deloney (.382) enters this weekend at No. 4 in the ACC in hitting percentage, which is also good for 25th in the nation. Freshman setter Gabby Easton continues to lead the conference in assists with 863 total this season.
Miami, which has won four of its last five matchups, split its pair of conference matchups at Syracuse and Boston College last weekend. Miami fell to the Orange in four sets Friday, but swept BC on Sunday. The Hurricanes are led by redshirt-senior setter Haley Templeton, who leads the ACC in aces per set (0.38). As a team, Miami currently leads the conference in aces per set (1.64), which is also good for 23rd in the country.
Florida State is riding a four-match winning streak after taking down NC State, North Carolina, Boston College and Syracuse, respectively. Last weekend on the road, the Seminoles defeated Boston College in four sets and escaped Syracuse in a five-set showdown. FSU remains one of the most efficient hitting teams in the nation. Their .285 hitting percentage ranks 10th in the NCAA and second the ACC. The Seminoles are led by junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey, who ranks second in the ACC in kills per set (4.26).
All-time: 11-14 (.440)
At Miami: 3-8 (.272)
First meeting: 1980 (L, 2-0)
Last meeting: 2017 (L, 3-1)
All-time: 19-37 (.339)
At Florida State: 7-19 (.269)
First meeting: 1981 (L, 2-0)
Last meeting: 2017 (L, 3-0)
Friday, Oct. 19
Who: at Miami (10-5, 6-2 ACC)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Knight Sports Complex
Watch: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: http://statb.us/v/clem/226430
Follow: @ClemsonVB on Twitter and Instagram, and @ClemsonVolleyball on Facebook
Sunday, Oct. 21
Who: at Florida State (11-7, 7-1 ACC)
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Tully Gym
Live Stats: http://statb.us/v/clem/230512
For complete coverage of the Clemson volleyball team, follow @ClemsonVB on Twitter and Instagram, and @ClemsonVolleyball on Facebook.