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Hurricanes Fall to UNC in Three Games

Oct. 8, 2006

Final Stats

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team dropped a 0-3 (28-30, 23-30, 14-30) decision to North Carolina Sunday afternoon at the Knight Sports Complex. With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 6-10 overall and 3-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Senior Jill Robinson led the all players with 36 assists and dished out 10 digs, to post her eighth double-double. Senior Frannie Savage posted a match high 13 kills, while sophomore Ashley Woods tied her season high with 12 kills. Defensively, freshman libero Cassie Loessberg posted nine digs.

The Tar Heels (4-12, 2-5 ACC) took an early 14-10 lead in game one capitalizing on Miami’s 44 attack errors. North Carolina’s largest lead at 19-24 came off of an attack error by Frannie Savage. But the Hurricanes responded with three extra points, to put the score up 22-24. Two solid back-to-back kills by Ashley Woods and Lauren Rinderknecht put Miami up within one with the score at 28-29. North Carolina’s Amy Beaver came up with a kill, to give UNC a 30-28 victory.

Game two saw five tied scores, with North Carolina hitting .237 to Miami’s .143. Savage led with five kills and Robinson tallied 12 assists. The Hurricanes took an early 13-10 lead. But the Tar Heels rallied back to bring to tie the score 16-all, and then posted the next three points. A kill off of Ciara Michel put Miami within two, but the Tar Heels went on a four point run after a kill by Lauren Prussing and three back-to-back attack errors by Miami, gave North Carolina a 23-17 lead. The Hurricanes pulled within three with the score at 23-27. But UNC won three consecutive points to take a 30-23 victory.

North Carolina came out in game three by taking an early 14-10, and never looked back. The Tar Heels ran away with a 30-14 game win and the match.

The Hurricanes will be back in action Friday October 13 to face the University of Virginia at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Gym.