New-look volleyball team sweeps three sets against visiting Wofford

Newcomers blending well with veterans as Tigers kick off five-match spring season

Volleyball - Savannah Miller & Niki Collier

Photo by Mark Crammer

Volleyball - Savannah Miller & Niki Collier

The Clemson volleyball team won three sets against Wofford (25-15, 25-22, 25-19) on Thursday in Jervey Gym. Rising senior Mo Simmons had a team-high 17 kills and 10 digs, and hit .289 in the match.

The Tigers have four more spring matches scheduled: at UNC Asheville on Mar. 28, at home against South Carolina on Apr. 5, and against Georgia State and USC-Upstate on Apr. 13.

Clemson hit .248 in the match overall, led by Karis Watson’s .417 mark, with six kills and one error in 12 attacks. Kalah Jones had seven kills, and Hannah Brenner had four kills, 23 assists, and three aces.

The Tigers were propelled by ten aces, as Simmons and Lou Davis also added two apiece. Niki Collier had seven digs at libero, and helped the Tigers to side-out on 67 percent of Wofford’s service attempts. She also added five assists and an ace, and was perfect in 13 service reception opportunities.

Beta Dumancic had four total blocks (2 BS, 2 BA) to lead all players in her first action, and also recorded three kills.

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