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Volleyball Falls To UConn, 3-1

Oct. 25, 2003

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The University of Miami volleyball team lost its first BIG EAST match of the season falling 3-1 to Connecticut Saturday afternoon in Storrs, Conn.

The Hurricanes drop to 16-6 overall and 5-1 in league play. UConn improves to 14-10 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

Miami lost the first two games 30-20 and 31-29 before rallying to take game three 30-25. The Huskies answered right back downing Miami 30-18 in the fourth game.

“We didn’t compete enough today, we didn’t find a way to win every point and every rally like we had to, it was a disappointing loss,” said head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch. “Jamie Grass and Karla Johnson each really stepped up and played great for us, Jamie on passing and defense and Karla attacking and blocking.”

The Hurricanes posted a season-low .107 hitting percentage in the match.

Senior Leyre Santaella Sante led Miami with 15 kills while sophomore Johnson tallied 14 kills.

Junior Mallorey James had a team-high 28 assists, while junior Grass had 25 digs.

The Hurricanes face St. John’s Sunday at 2 p.m. in Jamaica, NY.