Miami Rolls Through Georgetown, 3-0
Oct. 10, 2003
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (hurricanesports.com) – Leyre Santaella Sante posted 16 kills and a career-high eight digs to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-0 win over BIG EAST foe Georgetown on Friday night at the Knight Sports Complex.
The Hurricanes (14-4, 4-0 BIG EAST) held Georgetown (6-13, 1-4 BIG EAST) a .181 hitting percentage and totaled eight service aces against the Hoyas to extend a six-match win streak.
Miami also secured their record of unbeaten home conference matches to eight games, remaining undefeated all-time in BIG EAST play in Coral Gables.
“This was a really great match,” Head Coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. “Leyre had an awesome match offensively and came up with some really big blocks on defense. It’s really fun to see her play so well.”
Junior outside hitter Valeria Tipiana contributed to the win with 13 kills on 25 attempts for a .440 hitting percentage and added 10 digs for the Hurricanes.
2003 Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, Mallorey James returned to the court after missing time due to injury, playing in two games, turning in five assists.
“It was nice to have Mallorey back healthy for the first time this season,” Lantagne Welch said. “She brought spirt and attitude to the court and really looked strong.”
The Hurricanes will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 12 to host Villanova at 2 p.m.
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