Miami Volleyball Coasts Past Boston College, 3-0

Miami Volleyball Coasts Past Boston College, 3-0

Nov. 9, 2008

Box Score

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The University of Miami volleyball team registered a .382 clip on Sunday afternoon as they raced to a 3-0 win over Boston College (25-13, 25-12, 25-20) in an ACC matchup at Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

UM (22-5, 10-5 ACC) wasted little time in completing their first road series sweep of the year as they belted out their ninth 300-or better hitting mark in a match as a team. The Hurricanes had both won the first and lost the second, or vice versa, all year in ACC play away from the James L. Knight Sports Complex.

Miami hit a blistering .382 attack percentage in the match as they pounded out 44 kills on just 89 total attacks all with only 10 errors committed. For the `Canes, it was the first time they’ve eclipsed the .300 mark hitting since a .416 mark against Boston College on Oct. 10 in Coral Gables.

In the first set, Miami limited Boston College (7-20, 1-14 ACC) to (-.065) hitting as they amassed six kills with eight errors. UM, on the other hand, hit .370 with 12 kills and two errors on 27 attempts.

UM experienced their best hitting percentage of the match in the closest frame of the match–the third, as the `Canes picked up 16 kills on 26 swings.

The Orange and Green got a solid all-around performance on the day from senior Bridget Bomhack who collected a season-best nine kills, seven digs and five blocks (four assists). For Bomhack, it was a season-high performance in blocks for the Waukesha, Wisconsin native as well.

Boston College countered with eight kills from Taylor Williams who also grabbed six digs and two block assists. Mollie Kolosky chipped in with five kills as setter Dani Moskitis added 14 assists and three digs.

Outside of Bomhack’s eight kills, there were two other Hurricanes who delivered six kills each in the form of freshman outside hitter Lane Carico and junior outside hitter Genny Mayhew. Carico also provided nine digs for UM, while Ariell Cooke added four blocks.

Junior libero Cassie Loessberg posted a match-high 14 digs on defense for UM. Meanwhile, sophomore setter Katie Gallagher posted her seventh consecutive double-double with 11 digs and 35 assists.

With the wins this weekend, Miami is just a game behind three teams that sit in a tie for first place. Ahead of UM with a record of 11-4 are Duke, Clemson and North Carolina. Miami has already swept Duke for the year, and still has a home date with Clemson (No. 16) and at North Carolina (No. 20).

Miami takes on Georgia Tech on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables. Live stats will be available through Game Tracker.