Hurricane Volleyball Rebounds, Sweeps West Virginia
Nov. 10, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – – The University of Miami volleyball team bounced back from a grueling five-game loss to Pittsburgh with a win over West Virginia Sunday in Morgantown, W. Va.
The Hurricanes (22-4, 8-3 in BIG EAST Conference play) cruised in all three games winning 30-19, 30-23, 30-24. The Mountaineers fell to 9-18, 3-9.
“It was great to see us bounce back,” said coach Nicole Lantagne Welch. “We really came ready to play. This was the most prepared I’ve seen us coming into a match. I was great to see our team so focused and determined.”
UM was led by senior outside hitter Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia), who had a match high .406 hitting percentage and 15 kills. Gamarra also led the Hurricanes in digs with 10.
Lantagne Welch noted that sophomore outside hitter Biz Tyson (Jacksonville, Fla.) also had a solid game, chipping in 11 kills and just one error.
The Hurricanes hope that the victory will result in renewed confidence going into a tough home match against Notre Dame. The Irish are undefeated in conference play and are traditionally one of the stronger teams in the BIG EAST.