Volleyball Sweeps FAU 3-0
Sept. 20, 2002
The undefeated University of Miami volleyball team (11-0) executed a solid effort in a three-game victory over Florida Atlantic University (5-10) Friday night at the Knight Sports Complex.
The victory over the Owls marked the national leading 22nd straight victory for the Hurricanes dating back to last season.
Against Florida teams this season, Miami is 3-0 and 10-4 since the program’s restoration in 2001. Along with FAU, UM has also registered victories over Florida State and Florida International.
In the victory over FAU, the Hurricanes scored by committee, but senior outside hitter Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia/Miami-Dade CC) led the effort with 12 kills and a match high 13 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Elizabeth Tyson (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) boasted the highest attack percentage with a match high .562. She chipped in with 11 kills.
Freshman middle blocker Karla Johnson (Houston, Texas/Westfield HS) constantly stifled the Owls’ attack at the net, earning credit for four block assists and two solo blocks. She recorded 11 kills and a .450 attack percentage.
Valeria Tiapiana (Lima, Peru/Cristo Rey Catholic HS) had 10 kills and a .409 attack percentage.
Freshman setter Margie Young (Santa Monica, Calif./Marymount HS) had a match high 44 assists.
The Hurricanes return to action on Wednesday, September 25 as they host the Stetson Hatters at the Knight Sports Complex at 7 p.m.
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