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Volleyball Sweeps Middle Tennessee State, 3-0

Volleyball Sweeps Middle Tennessee State, 3-0

Sept. 23, 2001

Box Score

Coral Gables, Fla. – ( – Miami volleyball defeatedMiddle Tennessee State in three games Sunday morning (30-14, 30-16 & 30-23) toimprove to 5-4 on the 2001 season.

Middle Tennessee had more attacks than Miami in all three games but the Hurricaneswere more efficient. Miami had 46 kills (.368) to MTSU’s 27 (.096) for the match.

The Hurricanes were once again led by junior outside hitter Marcela Gamarra (Medellin,Colombia) with 13 kills on 23 attacks and two errors for a kill percentage of.478. Freshman middle blocker Sandra Totten (Thermal, CA) added nine kills (.438)and freshman rightside hitter Valeria Tipiana (Lima, Peru) scored eight (.500).

Defensively, freshman outside hitter Jamie Grass (Manhattan Beach, CA) had a match-high15 digs. Freshman setter Mallorey James (Tucson, AZ) had 30 assists, four killsand four digs.

“We had contributions from everyone that dressed out today,” concluded head coachNicole Lantagne. “We played well as a team. We jumped on them early and that setthe tone for the match.”

For Middle Tennessee, sophomore outside hitter Shakeithia Deckard (Nacogdoches,TX) had eight kills (.167) and junior outside hitter Erin Hillstrom contributedseven (.120). Sophomore outside hitter Caia Morstad had a team-high 10 digs.

Miami returns to action on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Florida Memorial.

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