COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 3, CLEMSON 0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19)
Clemson, SC – College of Charleston ran its offense with precision and accuracy, hitting .355 overall and getting 18 kills from Devon Rachel to top Clemson and advance to the semifinals of the NIVC.
The Cougars (24-11) will face Tulane in one semifinal; the Green Wave will host, with the match going off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 8.
College of Charleston put together an impressive comeback to take the second set, then jumped to a 6-1 lead the third set before Clemson drew to within 10-9. The Cougars eased back ahead and ended the set hitting .516 to finish the sweep of the Tigers (19-15).
Allison Beckman had 42 assists for the Cougars; Kennedy Madison closed with 11 kills. Entering the match, Clemson had led the all-time series between the programs, 8-1.
Clemson got 12 kills from freshman Solei Thomas and 11 kills from Brooke Bailey. Gabby Easton had 37 assists for the Tigers, who have two juniors on their roster with te rest being sophomores or freshmen.