Thursday, 1 June 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Moments of Excellence: Volleyball defeats Clemson 3-2 to open ACC play

Moments of Excellence: Volleyball defeats Clemson 3-2 to open ACC play

As the 2022 calendar year comes to a close, Virginia Tech Athletics will spend the month of December celebrating the Hokies’ standout achievements from the past 12 months in a campaign called “Moments of Excellence.”

The “Moments of Excellence” campaign will serve as a look back to the historic highlights and memorable accomplishments in Tech Athletics during 2022. Each varsity sport program will have an outstanding moment featured during December on the official Virginia Tech Athletics website and @HokieSports social media properties. Fans can visit the Hokies’ social media directory to stay in contact with Tech Athletics and their favorite sports teams.


The Virginia Tech volleyball team defeated Clemson in a five-set thriller to open ACC play in 2022 for their Moment of Excellence.


Game Recap: Volleyball | 9/23/2022 9:52:00 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Virginia Tech volleyball team took down Clemson 3-2 on Friday night to open ACC play 1-0. This is the first win over the Tigers in the Marci Byers‘ era. 

The conference win improved Virginia Tech’s record to 8-4 overall, with the 1-0 start in the conference.

The Hokies offense was paced by Ava Francis, who finished with 17 kills on the day (a season-high) while posting a hitting percentage of .452. Cera Powell added 15 kills and Sydney Petersen chipped in with 12 and a .455 hitting percentage as part of a balanced Virginia Tech attack. Defensively, Tech had two players reach double figures in digs as Maddie Slagle had 26 and Hanna Borer had 14. Borer finished the match with a double-double, adding 34 assists in the win. 


From the front row, the Hokie block was a big factor in the win with 12 total. Cara Lewis recorded six blocks and Petersen added five, including a block to clinch the fifth set at 15-12.

Game Notes

» Virginia Tech had three players in double figures in kills.

» Logan Mosley had a team-high two aces in the win.

» Ava Francis had a team-high 17 kills for Virginia Tech.

» Virginia Tech got a team-high 26 digs from Maddie Slagle.

» Virginia Tech attackers were helped by a team-high 34 assists from Hanna Borer.

How It Happened

The Hokies dropped set one 25-21 despite a solid showing on the attacking end. Virginia Tech…

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