Miami Volleyball Upends Florida Atlantic, 3-0

Miami Volleyball Upends Florida Atlantic, 3-0

Sept. 20, 2008

Box Score

Boca Raton, Fla. – Freshman Lane Carico had a match-high 12 kills and 13 digs to lead the University of Miami past Florida Atlantic University, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-18) in a non-conference volleyball match-up at the FAU Arena in Boca Raton, Fla.

Miami (12-0) extended their winning streak to 14 consecutive matches with the win as they limited FAU (7-4) to a hitting percentage of .054. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes collected their sixth .300-or better hitting match this season with .311 on the night.

Carico had back-to-back set kills to end the first and second set.

Blocks from Carico and teammates Angelica Ellis, ending the night with three blocks apiece were critical in the third set.

The Owls jumped out to a 4-2 advantage in the third set before the `Canes stormed back with kills from Lici McGee and Christine Williamson. UM took their first lead at 10-9 when junior Cassie Loessberg collected her only service ace of the match.

From there, the Orange and Green never looked back en route to continuing their second-longest winning streak in school history.

The Hurricanes took the first match 25-15 behind a .300 hitting percentage (12 kills / 30 attempts). The `Canes had a pair of players with four kills apiece in Carico and Mayhew.

Mayhew’s kill into the block of FAU’s Krystena Castro and Morgan Johns gave the Orange and Green an 18-8 advantage before the Owls put together a 4-0 run that was eventually ended by a kill from redshirt senior Ashley Woods.

Maria Andersson’s service ace would give the Hurricanes a 22-15 advantage as she served out the final points of the set. Carico’s kill to the right side ended the set.

FAU used a 10-kill outing from Castro to lead them, while teammate Kristyna Dzmuranova had eight digs.

Miami ended the night led by Carico who had her fifth double-double of the year, and her third in a row. Also playing well was Mayhew (seven kills) and fellow freshman Ali Becker with six kills. Loessberg pitched in with 12 digs.

The Hurricanes continue their road stretch next Thursday, Sept. 25 at ACC opponent Duke beginning at 7 p.m. They follow that up with a date at Wake Forest the following day.