Orignally published on 2021-09-11 01:52:20 by clemsontigers.com
Kennesaw, Ga. – Clemson Volleyball rallied late in the fourth set to earn its first road victory of the season in a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Friday night in the KSU Challenge. Clemson (4-2) had five players register 15 or more attacks on the night, and Kaylee Martin (13) and Camryn Hannah (11) each hit double-figures in kills.
Clemson hit .278 and .290 in the third and fourth sets, respectively, to help pull away, 25-22, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23. Hannah added 11 digs on the night as well, her first double-double of the season. Mckenna Slavik tallied 32 assists, 12 digs, five kills and three blocks.
Clemson trailed 23-21 in the fourth set, before Martin and Long posted back-to-back kills to tie it up. After an Owl error, Slavik and Pritchard combined on a block to end the match.
Clemson players wore T-shirts prior to the match in support of Griffin’s Game, an annual fundraiser which helps a local family in their fight against childhood cancer.
Clemson takes on Santa Clara Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final match of the KSU Challenge.
- Devan Taylor’s 18 digs tied her own season high for a Tiger through six matches this season.
- Taylor has registered double-figure digs in five of six matches this season.
- Ava Pritchard had six total blocks, including the match-clincher. The six blocks were the most by a Tiger through six matches this season.
- Kaylee Martin’s 13 kills pushed her over 1,600 for her career; She is one of eight active players in the nation to reach the milestone.
- Clemson earned its first road win of the season in its second true road match.
- Clemson had 58 digs as a team, its second-highest total of the season through six matches.
Tonight’s game against @KSUOwlsVB is extra special as we play Griffin’s Game to raise awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.
Clemson Volleyball is all in‼️
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 10, 2021