Hurricanes Sweep Panthers in Spring Volleyball Affair
March 12, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team made its spring match debut on Saturday, claiming all five sets from cross-town opponent FIU inside the James L. Knight Sports Complex on the campus of UM.
Under the direction of 10th-year head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch, the Hurricanes entered the spring having competed in consecutive NCAA Championships – 2009 and 2010. On Saturday, both head coaches from UMiami and FIU agreed to play five sets in the spring competition-opener for both clubs.
The match would be played as normal – the first four sets scoring to 25, and the fifth to 15.
In the sweep, the Hurricanes defeated the Panthers on scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-22, 25-18 and 15-13.
In blocking, the `Canes were paced by Williamson’s three, while teammates Becker and freshman Emani Sims combined for 5 kills. Becker had three (one assisted) and Sims staked two of her own – both solo performances.
Freshman libero Ryan Shaffer led all performers in the match in digs.
The `Canes will continue spring action on Saturday, March 26, when UM takes part in the UCF Tournament in Orlando. Times for the event have not yet been set.
For a complete list of spring events and times for the Hurricanes volleyball team, please contact Bryan J. Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the University of Miami Office of Sports Media Relations.
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