Volleyball Stuns Clemson
Nov. 19, 2006
Clemson, S.C. - Less than 24 hours after falling to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Eagles looked to respond with a win, and did so in a big way, stunning the Tigers of Clemson University 3-1 last night at Jervey Gym. The win improves the Eagles to 9-11 in ACC play while Clemson falls to 13-7.
After stumbling a bit against the Yellow Jackets, the Eagles got out to a good start, taking an important game one, 30-23. BC took an early 9-4 lead, after an attacking error on the Tigers and would increase their lead to six, 17-11, after a kill by senior Shardai Davis. Clemson would rattle off three points to cut the deficit to 17-14, but that would be as close as they would get as the Eagles would win 13 of the last 19 points and close out for the win.
Game two was a different story as Clemson jumped out to a commanding 10-0 lead, after an attacking error on the Eagles. BC would rally, getting to as close as four, 27-23, but the Tigers would hold on, winning three of the last four points to earn the 30-24 victory.
The Eagles would win game three handily, 30-20, but game four was a battle. The two teams see sawed in the early going and were tied, 15-15 halfway through, after a kill by Shardai Davis, one of her 16 for the match. A kill by Clemson's Jeanette Abbott tied the score at 23-23 and forces BC to call a timeout. Following the timeout, the Eagles responded, winning seven of the last 10 points to hold on for a thrilling 30-27 win.
Three players recorded double-digits in kills for the Tigers but were led by sophomore Danielle Hepburn, who had a team-high 17.
The Eagles had a balanced offensive attack as four players recorded double-digits in kills, led by junior Kelsey Johnson who posted a match-high 25 kills. Senior Shardai Davis recorded a season-high 16 kills for the Eagles, while sophomore Brittany Pierpont also recorded a match-high in assists with 50.
The Eagles return home next weekend where the will take on the Tarheels of North Carolina, Friday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m. in Power gym.