Robinson Sets Career-High in Five Game Loss to Clemson
Nov. 5, 2005
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>CLEMSON, S.C. – Junior setter Jill Robinson registered a career-high 69 assists but could not lift the Hurricanes as the University of Miami volleyball team dropped a 3-2 (26-30, 30-26, 30-32, 30-28, 16-18) decision to host Clemson in Atlantic Coast Conference action Saturday evening. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 12-11, 7-8 ACC. Clemson improves to 10-13, 5-10 ACC.
Junior Ann Gallo also set a new personal best with 23 digs to go along with three service aces.
Freshman Angelica Ellis registered a personal-best 11 kills to go along with a match-high eight block assists.
As a team, the Hurricanes 87 kills set a UM match record for kills in a match. They also posted 15.0 blocks.
The match opened up with a point-for-point battle until, with the score tied at 13-all, the Tigers notched four-straight points to take a 17-13 lead. The Hurricanes remained close, tying the score on four occasions but they could not solve the Tigers to ran away with a 30-26 victory.
Game two mirrored the first as both teams exchange points at the onset until Clemson jumped ahead, 14-10. The Hurricanes countered with four-straight points to tie the score at 14-all and start another toe-to-toe battle until the Tigers took a 25-21 lead. But the Hurricanes would score eight of the next nine points to claim a 30-26 victory and tie the match at one-all.
In game three, a six point run gave the Hurricanes a 12-9 lead that they extended to a 25-20. With Miami up 28-26, Clemson tied the score three times until two consecutive points gave the Tigers a 32-30 victory and a 2-1 match lead.
Miami led by as many as eight points in game four until Clemson once again threatened late in the game but, with the score tied at 28-all, a kill by freshman Lauren Rinderknecht and a Gallo service ace gave the Hurricanes the 30-28 win to force a fifth and deciding game.
Game five was another point-for-point battle as the eight tied scores and the five lead changes indicated. The Hurricanes jumped ahead 14-10 but the Tigers notched the next four points to tie the score at 14-all. The score got knotted up two more times until Clemson tallied the next two points to claim an 18-16 win and the match victory.
The Hurricanes return to action with their final road swing of the season next weekend. Miami will take on Virginia Tech November 11 before facing Virginia the following day.