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Volleyball's Gamarra Named All-Tournament

Volleyball's Gamarra Named All-Tournament

Sept. 19, 2001

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Davidson, N.C. – (
– The Miami volleyball team lost0-3 to American University in the Hurricanes’ final match of the Davidson Tournamenton Saturday, September 1st (18-30, 27-30 and 19-30).

The Eagles were 26-4 last season and Patriot League champions. With the win overMiami (1-2), American went 3-0 this weekend and took the Davidson Tournament championship.

Junior outside hitter MarcelaGamarra (Medellin, Colombia) had a team-high 10 kills with a .308 attack percentagefor the match. Gamarra finished the tournament with 48 total kills, 24 digs andwas named to the All-Tournament team.

Senior middle blocker KristiSprinkel had 22 kills and 18 digs for the tournament.

The Miami freshmen corps of ValeriaTipiana (26 tournament kills, 33 digs), Sandra Totten (24 kills, 32 digs),ElizabethTyson (29 kills, 40 digs) and JamieGrass (6 kills, 129 assists and 46 digs) provided Miami with the bulk of itsoffense and defense.

Also contributing during the tournament were senior outside hitter VanessaKoehler (4 digs), sophomore LynseyIrwin (1 assist, 1 dig) and three freshmen: Christina Hernandez (2 kills,5 digs), AshleyYoungs (3 kills, 3 digs) and MalloreyJames (1 assist, 1 dig).

Miami now returns home to Coral Gables to host the inaugural Hurricane Invitional.The Hurricanes open at home at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 7th against Long Islandin the Knight Sports Complex. The Hurricanes, Long Island, Wofford and Alabama-Birminghamwill participate in the round-robin tournament.

For ticket information for Hurricanes volleyball home matches, contact the UMTicket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES.