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Duo Fuels Tiger to Weekend Sweep
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Behind a record setting performance by senior outside hitter Mo Simmons and a stellar showing by freshman outside hitter/right side Leah Perri, Clemson took home both Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Weekly Honors, as Simmons was named Player of the Week and Perri was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
Simmons averaged 6.33 kills, 6.67 points, 4.5 digs per set, and hit .465 as Clemson went 2-0 this week with a pair of 3-0 wins over Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. She notched her fifth and sixth consecutive double-doubles of the season. She entered the match leading the conference in kills and points per set. Simmons’ 24 kills in three sets against the Fighting Irish were the most by an ACC student-athlete in a three-set match since 2007, when Miami’s Genny Mayhew recorded 25 kills in 3-0 win over Wake Forest.
Perri had 20 kills and no errors, hitting .690 on the right side for the Tigers. The freshman had a career-high-tying 14 kills and zero errors in 21 swings in the match against Notre Dame, and also added four blocks on the week. On the season, Perri is second on the team with 152 kills, 2.27 kills per set, and 46 total blocks, and leads the Tigers with a .301 hitting percentage.