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Canes Volleyball Improves to 2-0 at Tiger Classic

Aug. 27, 2011

 

 

 

 

BATON ROUGE, La. – Sophomore Alex Johnson registered a career-high 17 kills to lead the University of Miami volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday afternoon in the Tiger Classic. The event is being housed at the Maravich Center and hosted by LSU, who Miami will play later this evening in the championship match.

Miami (2-0) fought past the Ragin’ Cajuns of ULL (2-2) on scores of 25-19, 25-21, 25-16.

Johnson, a right side from Tallahassee, Fla., put down six kills in both the first and second set. Those two sets alone allowed her to surpass her previous career-high of 11 kills set against Duke on Oct. 22, 2010.

UM hit above .350 for the second-straight day, recording a .363 percentage in the match behind Johnson’s .469 clip and senior Ali Becker’s .571 percentage on eight kills through just 14 swings.

Miami also got steady play from redshirt freshman Emani Sims with seven kills and two assisted blocks. Redshirt senior Christine Williamson added six kills, while redshirt senior setter Katie Gallagher provided five kills and 37 assists. Johnson staked her first double-double of the year in leading the defense with 13 digs, while teammate Lane Carico provided 12 digs and two service aces.

Blair Claypoole led the Ragin’ Cajuns with 12 kills.

Miami returns to the court tonight at 7 (CST) to take on the Tigers.

All matches for the Tiger Classic will feature live stats, in addition to a live video stream for all matches involving LSU. The website for both stats and the video stream can be accessed by clicking here.

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Box Score | Box Score (PDF) | Season Stats
  1st 2nd 3rd
Louisiana-Lafayette 19 21 16
Miami 25 25 25
Team Stat Comparison
  ULL UM
Kills 40 49
Errors 16 8
Total Attempts 111 113
Hitting Percentage .216 .363
Assists 40 46
Service Aces 1 3
Digs 48 52
Block Assists 2 1
Block Solo 6 10
Points 46.0 58.0
ULL Stat Leaders Miami
B. Claypoole 12 Kills 17 A. Johnson
M. Gavin 34 Assists 37 K. Gallagher
L. Tataran 1 Aces 2 L. Carico
T. Meade 16 Digs 13 A. Johnson
M. Gavin 3 Blocks 5 A. Johnson