Hurricanes Fall to North Carolina in Four Games
Oct. 8, 2005
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of Miami volleyball team dropped a 3-1(30-23, 22-30, 28-30, 22-30) decision to host North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Carmichael Auditorium. With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Senior Karla Johnson led the Hurricanes with 22 kills and 13 digs. Redshirt-junior Francheska Savage also contributed 19 kills. Junior Jill Robinson led all players with 54 assists while tallying a career-high 19 digs.
The Hurricanes took an early 9-5 lead in game one before North Carolina (11-6, 6-1 ACC) reeled off five straight points to take a 10-9 lead. Miami responded by winning 11 of the next 16 points to regain control of the game. The Tar Heels threatened by pulling to within two with the score at 24-22 but the Hurricanes won five consecutive points to take a 30-23 victory.
The Tar Heels came out in game two by taking an early lead that they never relinquished eventually running away with a 30-22 win.
Game three was the closest of the match, as the Tar Heels took a 12-9 lead before the Hurricanes answered with an 8-2 run to bring the score to 17-14 in Miami’s favor. The Tar Heels, however, used an 8-2 run of their own to regain a 22-19 lead. Though the Hurricanes rallied once again to move ahead, 25-24, North Carolina went on a 4-2 run for game point at 29-27.Two points later, the Tar Heels won, 30-28.
After a toe-to-toe battle to open game four, the Hurricanes took the upper hand with a 9-4 run to lead 18-16. Miami, however, could not solve the Tar Heels as they put the match away with a 30-22 victory.
The Hurricanes return to action Tuesday, October 11th when they travel to FloridaState for a 7:00 p.m. start. The match will be broadcast live on Sun Sports.