Hurricanes Volleyball Swarms Sacramento State Hornets, 3-0
Sept. 13, 2008
San Francisco, Calif. – Miami held Sacramento State to just .094 hitting as a team on Saturday afternoon as the Hurricanes cruised in a 3-0 victory (25-11, 25-23, 25-15) in their second game of the 2008 Asics/Coca-Cola Invitational in San Francisco, Calif.
Junior outside hitter Genny Mayhew (Clovis, Calif.) recorded a match-high tying nine kills for the Hurricanes who hit .323 in the match as a team. It was the fifth time this season UM (9-0) has registered a team attack percentage of .300 or better.
Miami’s middle blocker Lici McGee (Warr Acres, Okla.) and senior Ashley Woods (Round Rock, Texas) added seven kills apiece for the Orange and Green who defeated Sacramento State (2-7) for the second time this season. The Hurricanes bounced the Hornets in their season-opener back on Aug. 29 in the Century Tel Premier Tournament in San Marcos, Texas.
Senior Cassie Loessberg (Sacramento, Calif.) led the defense for the `Canes with a match-high 18 digs and teammate Lane Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) pitched in with 14 digs (six kills).
Miami now faces Sacramento State for the second time this season on Saturday at 7 p.m. (EST). The Hurricanes defeated the Hornets earlier in the year, 3-0 in the Century Tel Premier Tournament at San Marcos, Texas.
The Hurricanes trailed for a total of four (4) points throughout the entire match en route to their 11th consecutive victory stretching back to last season.
Sacramento State was led by Brittany Ferguson with a match-high tying nine kills and four digs to help the Hornets. Kelsey Elston added eight kills.
Meanwhile, the `Canes got steady play from sophomore setter Katie Gallagher (Winter Park, Fla.) with six kills and a match-high 30 assists. Gallagher also played defense with seven digs and three blocks (two assists).
Miami will now turn their attention to host University of San Francisco tonight at 10 p.m. (EST). Both teams entire the championship game of this year’s invitational tournament with 2-0 records against the field.