Volleyball downed by Clemson

Friday, September 19, 2003

Clemson, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2003) -- East Tennessee State volleyball was no match for Clemson, host of the 2003 Clemson Invitational, as the Tigers swept ETSU, 30-16, 30-14, 30-15 in front of nearly 800 fans at Jervey Gym Friday night. "Clemson is a very talented team," said ETSU's first-year head coach Lindsey Devine. "They are tall, fast, disciplined, and they have great ball control. We did the best we could, but we were simply overmatched and oversized." The Tigers (9-5) made just eight attack errors on the evening and finished with a team attack percentage of .551, which ranks second on Clemson's all-time list for best hitting percentage in a match. Leslie Finn and Lori Ashton tallied 17 and 14 kills, respectively, while Ashton hit .667 on a total of 18 attacks. The Tigers also served up a total of seven aces. "I've told our players that playing teams like Clemson is only going to make us better," said Devine. "We are a stronger and smarter team than we were at the beginning of the season. I don't know if they see that yet, but playing high-caliber teams has improved our game." Freshman Kelsey Sherich (Ogallala, Neb.) led the Buccaneers for the second consecutive match with 12 kills. As a team ETSU registered just 26 assists with sophomore Kristi Robinson's (Knoxville, Tenn.) 14 assists leading the way. On Saturday the Buccaneers, who fall to 1-10 this season, will wrap up the tournament by taking on Illinois-Chicago (5-7) at 10 a.m. and Charleston Southern (9-3) at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
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