Hurricanes Sweep Yellow Jackets
Nov. 4, 2005
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>ATLANTA, Ga. – Senior Karla Johnson knocked down a match-high 20 kills and hit .531 to lead the University of Miami volleyball team to a three-game (30-26, 31-29, 30-28) sweep over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Georgia Tech Friday evening at O’Keefe Gymnasium. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
With the win, the Hurricanes improve to 12-10, 7-7 ACC and avenge an early season five-game home loss, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 13-10, 9-5 ACC.
As a team, the Hurricanes out-hit the Yellow Jackets .272 to .178 and dropped in nine service aces.
The Hurricanes trailed for most of game one until they tied the score at 24-all. Miami went on to score the next six points to claim the 30-26 victory.
Miami carried the momentum of the first game into game two where the Hurricanes led from the onset and maintained that lead until the Yellow Jackets rallied behind four points to tie the score at 27-all. The Jackets took a 29-28 lead before a Johnson kill knotted the score up once again. Redshirt-junior Francheska Savage then dropped in two back-to-back service aces to give Miami the 31-29 victory.
The Hurricanes took control of game three and led by as many as eight points but the Yellow Jackets once again narrowed the gap to pull to within one with Miami up 29-28. A Johnson kill, however, sealed a 30-28 win and the match.
Miami returns to action Saturday when they travel to Clemson. Match-time is set for 5:30 p.m.