Robinson Sets Career-High in 3-1 Win Over Virginia
Oct. 8, 2004
Charlottesville, Va. – Sophomore setter Jill Robinson set a new career record with her 67 assists in the Hurricanes’ 3-1 (30-27, 30-32, 30-26, 30-19) against Virginia Friday evening at Memorial Gym. The Hurricanes improve to 7-5 on the season and 3-2 in the ACC.
Robinson posted her fifth double-double of the season with her 67 assists and 11 digs.
Also recording impressive numbers were seniors Valeria Tipiana, Elizabeth Tyson and Jamie Grass along with redshirt sophomore Francheska Savage and redshirt freshman Ciara Michel. Tipiana, Tyson, Savage and Michel posted double-digit kill efforts in the win. Tipiana’s 28 kills matched a career-high. Both Tyson and Savage tallied 13 kills while Michel registered 10 and five block assists. Grass tallied 26 digs in the win.
The Hurricanes opened game one exchanging leads with Virginia before Miami got two quick points, by a UVa attack error and Francheska Savage kill, brought the score to 6-4. The Cavaliers pulled within one point before an eight point run gave the Hurricanes a 15-8 lead. Virginia fought hard to stay close, tying or remaining within one point, but back-to-back kills by Johnson gave Miami match point. A Virginia attacking error gave the Hurricanes the game, 30-27. Miami held the Cavaliers to a .116 attacking percentage and capitalized on nine errors, including the game winning point.
Game two saw much of the same as both the teams fought for the lead. With a three point lead, the Hurricanes pulled away to bring the score to 22-17. Virginia came within two points before Miami cushioned a five point lead. The Cavalier’s however, rallied to tie the score at 29 and then at 30-all. The game ended in much the same way as game one, this time in Virginia’s favor. The Cavaliers capitalized on a kill and a Miami error to take the 32-30 win.
Game three was all Miami as a regrouped Hurricanes squad took the court and jumped to a 11-6 lead after three UVa attacking errors. The Hurricanes led by as many as eight points before the Cavaliers scored five unanswered points to bring the score to 28-26. A kill by Elizabeth Tyson gave Miami the ball. Back-to-back errors by UVa gave Miami game point and a 30-36 win. Virgnia was held to a .106 hitting percentage and nine errors on the game.
The Hurricanes put an exclamation mark on the match with a 30-19 fourth game win. Miami lead by as many as 11 points and held UVa to a .029 hitting percentage in game four.
Miami returns to action Saturday night when they head to Lantagne Welch’s alma-mater, Maryland, for an 8:00 pm ACC match-up.