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Miami Rallies for Sixth-Straight Win

Oct. 27, 2001

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Coral Gables, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – Miami gave away the firstgame to Pittsburgh but stormed back to win three-straight en route to a 3-1 victory(24-30, 30-16, 30-18 & 30-27) Saturday night at the Knight Sports Complex.

The Hurricanes improved to 12-7 overall and 9-1 at home while winning their second-straightmatch over a BIG EAST team this season. UM joins BIG EAST conference play in volleyballnext year. Pittsburgh falls to 7-14.

UM enjoyed superb hitting from junior Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia) with17 kills (.385) and freshman Elizabeth Tyson (Jacksonville, Fla.) with 16 kills(.364).

“We played well and had great passing,” said Tyson. “After the second game westarted picking up on our serving. It’s good that we’re peaking at the right time.”

Gamarra surprised the Panthers for a season-high five serving aces. Senior KristiSprinkel (Laguna Beach, Calif.) would add four more and Miami would score 13 acesfor the second-straight match.

Miami survived a big night by Pittsburgh outside hitter Wendy Hatlestad (Roseville,Minn.) who scored 23 kills on 49 attacks (.367).

The Hurricanes host Georgia State on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Knight Complex. UMwill attempt to win its sixth-straight match and tenth at home.

For ticket information for Miami volleyball home matches, contact the UM TicketOffice at 1-800-GO-CANES.