Volleyball Completes Season on 11-Match Win Streak
Nov. 13, 2001
Opa Locka, Fla. – Marcela Gamarra put an exclamation mark on the end ofthe 2001 volleyball season for Miami with a blistering kill and the Hurricanesfinished on an 11-match win streak with a 3-0 sweep of St. Thomas (30-15, 30-28& 30-27) on Tuesday evening in Opa Locka.
The Hurricanes, completing the first season of volleyball for Miami since 1981,finish 17-7 overall (.708) and post a 13-1 (.928) home record at the Knight SportsComplex.
Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia) scored 10 kills on 24 attacks (.333), two servingaces and seven digs. Freshman Sandra Totten (Thermal, Calif.) also scored 10 forthe Hurricanes on 17 attacks (.588) while freshman Valeria Tipiana (Lima, Peru)scored eight kills on 13 attacks (.538).
In her last match for the University of Miami, senior Kristi Sprinkel (Laguna Beach, Calif.) had fivekills (.500), three block assists and eight digs. Senior Vanessa Koehler (Wadsworth, Ill.), alsoin her last match for UM, nailed a serving ace and had the distinction of servingthe final time for the Hurricanes in 2001.
Miami returns five of its six starters next year as the Hurricanes begin BIG EASTvolleyball competition.