ACC Leader Clemson Takes Down Wake Forest in Three Games

Nov. 8, 2007

Final Stats

CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshman Kristen White turned in 14 kills to lead three Demon Deacons in double figures, but it was not enough as Wake Forest fell in three games at ACC leader Clemson Thursday evening at Jervey Gym. The Tigers took down the Deacons 30-25, 30-21, 30-25.

Wake Forest drops to 7-19 overall and 4-13 in the ACC. Clemson improves to 23-3 overall and 16-1 in conference play.

White came within one dig of a double-double, finishing the night with 14 kills and nine digs. She also added an ace.

Juniors Ashley Homitz and Natalie Mullikin were also in double figures for kills with 13 each. Mullikin chipped in four blocks, while Homitz hit .400 in the match.

Freshman Lauren McIntyre hit a team-best .545 with seven kills and one error in 11 attempts.

Freshman Megan Thornberry led the Deacs with 12 digs, and senior Michael Faulkner was right behind with 11 digs. Sophomore Abby Miller tallied nine digs.

Freshman Kelsey Jones dished out 43 assists and recorded five kills, four digs and two blocks.

Clemson never trailed in game one, but Wake Forest managed to keep it tight the whole way through. The Tigers led by as many as nine, 19-10, but the Deacs rallied back.

Wake cut the deficit to three, 27-24, but CU took three of the final four points for the 30-25 win.

Homitz and White led Wake with seven and six kills respectively, while Jones dished out 17 assists in game one. Thornberry recorded seven of her 12 digs in the first contest.

The Tigers pulled away midway through game two for the win. Holding a 15-12 lead, Clemson doubled up Wake 8-4 to push its margin to 23-16.



The Deacs could not get closer than six the rest of the way, as the Tigers finished with a 30-21 victory.

White tallied a team-best six kills in game two, and Miller had six digs to lead Wake.

Game three was similar to game one with Clemson pulling out a close win late. The Tigers once again pulled away from a 27-24 lead with three of the final four points for a 30-25 win.

Mullikin led the Deacons with six kills, and Jones dished out 13 assists. Homitz turned in four kills and no errors in six attempts.

Wake Forest is back in action on Friday evening when the Deacons take on Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. in Atlanta.

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