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Mayhew's Record Night Gives UM a 3-0 Victory

Nov. 3, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Genny Mayhew set a University of Miami record with 25 kills in a three-game match and Bridget Bomhack finished with eight kills, eight assists and a team-high 15 digs as the UM volleyball team defeated Wake Forest, 3-0, Saturday night in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Reynolds Gymnasium.

Mayhew, who was one kill shy of her career-best mark set earlier this season at Virginia Tech, hit .632 on the night, the best single-match percentage for a UM player this season. Committing just one error on 38 attempts, Mayhew broke Valeria Tipiana’s mark of 22 kills in a three-game match set Sept. 24, 2004 against Florida State.

Miami improves its record to 11-14 overall and 5-11 in ACC play while Wake Forest drops to 7-18 on the year and 4-12 in the league.

Angela Ellis also had a big night for UM, finishing with a personal-best .562 hitting percentage. She recorded 10 kills while committing just one error in 16 attempts. Bridget Bomhack also committed just one error in 20 attempts while also collecting two total blocks. The duo of Ciara Michel and Maria Andersson recorded eight and seven kills respectively with Andersson also having a strong night on the defensive end with eight digs.

Katie Gallagher tallied 46 assists and 14 digs while Cassie Loessberg nearly reached double-digit digs, finishing with nine.

Natalie Mullikin won the lone Demon Deacon to record double-digit kills, finishing with 18. Lauren McIntyre and Megan Thornberry each had seven kills while Kristen White added six. Kelsey Jones tallied 33 assists, Sara Uniacke and White each recorded two aces and Thornberry and Abby Miller led Wake Forest with nine digs apiece.

The `Canes went up 1-0 with a 30-22 win in the first game behind six kills apiece from Mayhew and Michel. In the second game, Miami edged out a 30-28 win behind seven more kills from Mayhew. In the third and final game, Mayhew’s numbers were even more impressive as she collected 12 kills on 18 attempts as UM won, 30-27.

The Hurricanes will return home next weekend when the team hosts Maryland Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Boston College Sunday, Nov. 11 at 12 p.m.