Volleyball Falls To Clemson, 3-0

OH Ally Slaughter posted a team-best eight kills for the Blazers

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COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- The UAB volleyball team fell to Clemson, 3-0 (17-25, 15-25, 18-25) on Saturday afternoon to close out action at the Carolina Clash hosted by South Carolina.

The Blazers dropped to 5-6 on the season and are off until next weekend, when the Green and Gold travels to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in the Purdue Active Ankle Challenge.

"We didn't serve aggressively at all against Clemson," head coach Kerry Messersmith said.  "When (Clemson) is in system, they are a very, very good team.  They key to the match was that they could stay in system and we could never get into our system the entire afternoon."

Clemson (8-2) posted three players with 10-plus kills, led by Sandra Adeleye's 15 as the Tigers hit .308 as a team.  UAB was held to a .205 attacking percentage in the contest.

Individually, Ally Slaughter had another efficient game, finishing with a team-high eight kills hitting .381 with no errors at the outside hitter position.

Becca Howard chipped in with her second double-double of the season, recording 12 assists in 10 digs in the loss.

"Offensively we are doing much better than we did two weekends ago," Messersmith said.  "The match earlier today against South Carolina really could have gone either way.   I think we are making progress every day.  We just have to get everyone on the same page."

Sam Serley rocketed seven kills vs. the Tigers and had a very effective three matches in the front row for the Blazers. For the tournament, Serley averaged 3.10 kills per set, totaling 31 in 10 frames of game action.  The Nashville, Tenn. native hit .540 over the three matches, committing only four errors on 50 swings.  She added 10 blocks for the weekend.