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Volleyball Hosts First-Place Pittsburgh Friday
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  11/16/2017

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team is set to return to Jervey Gym for the first time since Oct. 29 as the Tigers take on Pittsburgh (21-6, 14-2 ACC) Friday evening. Tomorrow’s matchup against the Panthers, who are tied for first place in the ACC standings, is slated for 7 p.m. and will air on ACC Network Extra.

Notes 

  • The Tigers fell at Georgia Tech (17-25, 19-25, 18-25) Wednesday at a packed O’Keefe Gym for senior night.
  • The Tigers were led by sophomore outside hitter Kaylin Korte, posted her sixth straight match with double-digit kills … Korte had arguably her best all-around performance of the season against the Yellow Jackets, tallying six digs and 4.0 blocks in addition to her 11 kills.
  • Setters Keely Hayes and Caroline Pearson combined for 30 of the Tigers’ 32 assists in Atlanta Wednesday … Hayes totaled 14 in two sets played, while Pearson tallied 16 and had a service ace in two sets played.
  • Pittsburgh leads the all-time series, 5-1, against Clemson with the Tigers’ lone triumph coming in a 3-1 win in 1997.
  • The Panthers are currently locked in a three-way tie for first place in the ACC with Louisville and NC State, all of which are 14-2 in league play.
  • Pittsburgh is the only ACC team to average a .300 hitting percentage against conference foes … Clemson ranks 15th and hitting .112.
  • The Panthers are riding a five-match skid with wins over Duke, Wake Forest, Florida State, Miami and Louisville … The Panthers only two conference losses came in back-to-back losses against NC State (1-3) and at Louisville (2-3).
  • The Panthers also lead the conference in kills (15.05), opponent kills (11.21), assists per set (14.14.) opponent assist per set (10.65) and opponent digs per set (10.23).
  • Sophomore middle blocker Jaden Light accounted for 10.0 of Clemson’s 16.0 blocks at Wake Forest, tied for second-most in a single match in the ACC this season.
  • Caroline Pearson’s 57 assists in the Tigers’ opening match of the season against Bethune-Cookman stands the most by a Tiger this season and is tied for ninth-most in a single match by an ACC player this season.

Match Information

 

Who: Clemson Tigers (7-22, 2-15 ACC) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (21-6, 14-2 ACC)

 

When: Friday, Nov 17 at 7 p.m.

 

Where: Jervey Gym, Clemson, S.C.

 

Watch: ACC Network Extra

 

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com

 

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