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Volleyball Falls To FIU In Five Games

Oct. 16, 2002

Final Stats

Coral Gables, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – Florida International avenged a 3-0 loss to Miami Wednesday in the Knight Sports Complex when they escaped from the Hurricanes in five games.

It was just the second loss for the Hurricanes (17-2 overall) on the season. The Golden Panthers improved to 6-14 overall with the upset victory.

FIU took the first two games 30-26 and 31-29 until the Hurricanes cruised in the third and fourth with 30-27 and 30-21 wins. Despite a strong effort by the Hurricanes, the Golden Panthers escaped with the 18-16 win in the final game.

The Golden Panthers were led by Adriana Fundora, who had a match-high 26 kills as well as a match-high 20 digs.

Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia/Miami-Dade CC) led the Hurricanes with 17 kills. Mallorey James (Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic HS) generated a match-high 37 assists. Robin Lewullis (Allentown, Penn./Allentown Central Catholic) had a career high 10 kills and led the Hurricanes at the net with nine total blocks.

UM’s next match is Monday at 7 p.m. against a strong South Florida team in the Knight Sports Complex.

For more information on University of Miami athletics log on to its website www.hurricanesports.com, the official site for all Hurricane news, tickets, and apparel. For Hurricane ticket information call 1-800-GO CANES.