first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (15-8, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Clemson (6-16, 1-9) in Clemson, South Carolina. After defeating Clemson 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in the Women’s Building on Oct. 6, the Orange completed the season sweep Sunday, winning 25-20, 25-15, 25-20.Anastasiya Gorelina and Santita Ebangwese paced the offense, with 17 and nine kills, respectively. As a team, the Orange had its most efficient offensive performance of the season, registering a team hitting percentage of .417 — .075 points better than its previous best. Gorelina’s 17 kills came with just three errors on 29 attack attempts, a .517 hitting percentage, her second best of the season.Ebangwese also posted a season best .818 hitting percentage. Defensively, she was responsible for five blocks, with help from Amber Witherspoon and Christina Oyawele, who each added three.In a back and forth first set, the Orange dropped the opening five points, but rallied to win eight of the next nine points to take an 8-6 lead. SU used a 7-2 run at the end of the opening set to pull away and win 25-20, capitalizing on four attack errors by the Tigers in the final eight points of the set.Leading 13-9 in the second set, the Orange used an 8-2 run to pull away from the Tigers and comfortably win, 25-15. The third set was the most competitive throughout, with neither team leading by more than three points at any time until SU used a late run to close out the match. Tied at 19 in the third set, head coach Leonid Yelin used a timeout and SU responded with six of the final seven points of the match, using three kills and an ace to put the match away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU returns home Friday at 7 p.m. against Virginia Tech. Comments Published on October 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img

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