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Hurricanes Storm to Eighth-Straight Win, Defeat ASU 3-1

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Coral Gables, Fla. – Miami volleyball won its eighth-straight match andimproved to 11-1 at home with a four-game victory (28-30, 31-29, 30-17 & 30-27)over visiting Arkansas State on Friday evening.

The Hurricanes (14-7 overall) allowed the Indians (7-15) to take the first game28-30. The second game went down to the wire but Miami outlasted ASU for a 31-29win. UM would take the final two games to seal the match.

Miami was led by junior outside hitter Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia) witha match-high 18 kills and freshman middle blocker Sandra Totten (Thermal, Calif.)with 14 kills.

Gamarra had five aces on the night and Miami scored a total of 11 for its fourth-consecutivedouble-digit ace match. The Hurricanes have scored a total of 48 aces in the pastfour matches.

Freshman outside hitter Valeria Tipiana (Lima, Peru) had an outstanding nightwith 10 kills on 20 attacks with no errors for an impressive .500 attack percentageand a team-high 15 digs.

“It took a while for us to get into our rythm,” said head coach NicoleLantagne. “We had some people come off the bench in the first game and sparkedour play and that turned things around for us.”

For Arkansas State, Tessa Millikan and Michal Evers each had 15 kills.

Miami returns to action Sunday afternoon at the Knight Complex against Bethune-Cookmanat 1 p.m.

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