Miami Volleyball Takes Down Maryland, 3-1
Oct. 15, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior outside hitter Lane Carico had a season-high 24 kills and 16 digs to help lead visiting Miami to a 3-1 (25-16, 18-25, 25-16, 25-22) win over Maryland in ACC volleyball play inside the Comcast Center on Friday night.
Miami (14-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its first road win of the year Friday night, riding just two players in double figures for kills. Carico eclipsed the 20-kill plateau for the second time this year, while junior outside hitter Christine Williamson chipped in with 12 kills, hitting at a .333 clip on the night.
Carico led all performers in the match with a .362 attack percentage – the third time on the year she’s eclipsed the .350 mark in a match.
Maryland (13-7, 4-4 ACC) evened the match in the second set behind the play of veterans Mary Cushman and Kara Bates. The Terrapins hit .382 in the second set to earn the 25-18 win.
The third and fourth sets belonged to the ‘Canes, as UM hit .318 in the third frame, before finishing the match with 14 kills on 51 swings in the fourth.
With the win, Miami has an opportunity to step above the .500 mark in league play when traveling to Boston College on Sun., Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Maryland was led in the match by Cushman with a team-high 15 kills and hitting .343 on the night. Behind her in double figures was Bates with 14 kills, two digs and an assisted block. Setter Remy McBain helped lead the offense with 43 assists, while the defense was charged by libero Bethany Springer’s 22 digs.
For Miami, Carico’s 24-kill, 16-dig set the tone – allowing the Manhattan Beach, Calif. native to record yet another double-double on the year. Williamson’s 12 kills and two blocks were also key in the win for UM.
Setter Katie Gallagher paced the attack with a match-high 53 assists and 14 digs, registering her fifth double-double on the campaign. Freshman libero Ryan Shaffer led the defense with a match-high 26 digs.