Nov. 19, 2012
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THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team travels to Clemson Tuesday for its final regular season match of 2012. The Yellow Jackets and Tigers face off at 5 p.m. in Jervey Gym in Clemson, S.C.
Fans can follow the action on live stats and watch the match for free on TigerCast via the links above. Updates will also be provided on GTVB’s official twitter – @GTVolleyball.
The ACC does not hold a conference tournament in volleyball, making this the final tune-up before a possible NCAA Tournament berth. The NCAA selection show will be held on Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. and broadcast live on ESPNU.
Georgia Tech (19-11, 10-9 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets look to close out the regular season on a high note after going 4-6 in their last 10 matches. Recently, Tech split a pair of home matches, falling to Duke, 3-1, before sweeping Wake Forest in the team’s final home contest of the season.
Senor Monique Mead tallied her 1,000th career dig, hit .304 and led all players with 22 kills against Duke. The next day against Wake Forest, the senior hit an impressive .522 with 14 kills and 10 digs for her 11th double-double of the season.
Annie Czarnecki leads the Yellow Jackets with a .391 hitting percentage with 193 kills on 407 attempts and just 34 errors. She also has a team-high 119 blocks on the season, including 13 solo stuffs for a 1.07 blocks per set average.
As a team, Tech is out-hitting its opponents .253 to .198, and dominating the competition from the serving line with a 1.79 aces per set average.
Clemson (20-10, 11-8)
Clemson took care of Duke and Wake Forest last weekend to reach 20 wins for the 24th time in school history and a winning record in conference play for the fifth time in the past six seasons.
Sandra Adeleye leads the squad with 367 kills, 3.46 kills per set and a .311 hitting percentage. She and Alex Rand each have 115 blocks.
The Yellow Jackets opened up the 2012 conference slate against Clemson earlier this season. Tech swept the Tigers, marking the first time Tech defeated Clemson since the 2010 season and the first time Tech swept the Tigers since 2005.
Five Yellow Jackets hit above. 300 in the teams’ last meeting. Bailey Hunter had 15 kills on 31 swings for a .429 hitting percentage and added two service aces, as Tech out-hit Clemson .336 to .100. Adeleye led Clemson with 11 kills and a .385 hitting percentage.