CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Volleyball group earned its highest ranked win in program historical past with a five-set victory (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 14-25, 15-10) over No. 12 Miami in Jervey Health club Thursday night. With the win, the Tigers improved to 1-Zero on the season and dealt Miami, which fell to Three-2 general and in ACC, its first highway lack of 2020.
Clemson freshman Camryn Hannah led the Tigers’ effort with 15 kills on 35 swings together with 9 digs and one block. Freshman Cate Lengthy registered a double-double in her first profession match with 10 kills and 13 digs. Junior Solei Thomas (10 kills) and freshman Colleen Finney (9 kills) additionally added a pleasant spark offensively for the Tigers. Mckenna Slavik tallied 46 assists on the match, which ties her fourth-best mark of her profession. Defensively, Clemson was led by senior libero Madi Howell, who totaled 18 digs on the night time. Howell’s 18 digs put her in Clemson’s 1,000-dig membership with precisely 1,000 profession digs.
Exterior hitter Elizaveta Lukianova dominated for the Hurricanes, incomes a career-high 30 kills on the match, together with 14 in set No. four. Lukianova posted her then career-best 28 kills towards Georgia Tech on Sept. 25 earlier this season.
Regardless of Miami having 4 matches beneath its belt in 2020, the Tigers held their very own within the first as neither group ever led by greater than two factors. Nonetheless, the Hurricanes’ expertise was on show late within the set as they registered the final 4 factors of the set to win, 25-23.
Clemson responded within the second, night the match 1-1. The Tigers offense got here alive in recreation No. 2 with a mixed 18 kills from six completely different gamers, together with Lengthy, who got here off the bench late within the first, and Hannah. Each Lengthy and Hannah had a team-best 4 kills every within the second body, whereas Howell posted seven of her 18 digs within the second. In set No. 2, Clemson out-hit Miami .359 to .125.
The Hurricanes would tie the match, 2-2, after profitable set No. four, 25-14 in giant to the Lukianova’s 14 kills. Miami additionally hit .412 as a group within the body.
The Tigers took management in the course of the fifth with Mckenna Slavik behind the service line for 4 straight performs. Miami minimize the CU result in three (12-9) late within the set, however the Tigers registered factors on three of the final 4 performs to win the fifth, 15-10, and match.
Clemson (1-Zero, 1-Zero ACC) and Miami (Three-2, Three-2 ACC) will face off in a rematch in Jervey Health club on Friday at four p.m. Friday’s contest is about to air on RSN (Fox Sports activities South regionally), or ACCNX (topic to blackout) the place RSN is unavailable.