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No. 23 Miami Rolls Past Clemson, 3-0

Oct. 14, 2011

 

 

 

 

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 23rd-ranked Miami Volleyball team extended its home winning streak to 11 matches Friday night as it swept past Clemson at the James L. Knight Sports Complex. The 25-13, 25-22, 25-22 victory improved the Hurricanes to 15-2 on the year and 6-2 in ACC play, while the Tigers fell to 13-6 and 5-3 in league action.

Three different Hurricanes registered double-digit kills, including double-double efforts from Lane Carico (11 kills, 10 digs) and Alex Johnson (10 kills, 12 digs). For Carico, the double-double outing extended her streak to seven consecutive matches, while Johnson picked up here fourth of the campaign. The Hurricanes hit at the second-highest output at home in the match, using a .373 attack percentage.

The hitting percentage against the Tigers is the highest allowed by Clemson this season. The previous high came from the University of Florida (.305). With just three blocks in the match, the output was the lowest from Clemson this year in that department.

UM redshirt freshman middle blocker Emani Sims registered a season-best .615 hitting percentage – one of five Hurricanes to hit above the .300 mark on the night, as she placed eight kills on just 13 swings without committing an error. The Glenview, Ill. native also amassed two blocks. Senior middle blocker Ali Becker continued her streak of double-digit kills matches with 10, bringing the streak to a career-long eight. Becker hit at a .444 clip with a match-high tying three blocks. Johnson also added three blocks for the Canes.

Redshirt senior outside hitter Christine Williamson finished with a .316 hitting percentage as she accumulated eight kills and two blocks. Redshirt senior setter Katie Gallagher handed out 39 assists with eight digs, and it was sophomore libero Ryan Shaffer laying out for nine digs and recording one of the team’s two service aces. Carico collected the other ace for UMiami.

Sandra Adeleye led Clemson with 12 kills and a block, while Serenat Yaz added 11 kills and 11 digs for one of the team’s two double-doubles. Setter Kamryn Sherman recorded the other double-double with 19 assists and 10 digs.

Miami returns to the court Sunday to host Georgia Tech at the James L. Knight Sports Complex beginning at 1 p.m. The match will be streamed live via Canes All-Access, and live audio for the match will be provided by WVUM 90.5 FM (WVUM.org).

For more information on the University of Miami volleyball team, please log on to HurricaneSports.com. Once there, you will find up-to-date news, stats and information regarding the Hurricanes volleyball program.

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Box Score | Box Score (PDF) | Season Stats (PDF)
  1st 2nd 3rd
No. 23 Miami 25 25 25
Clemson 13 22 22
Team Stat Comparison
  Miami Clemson
Kills 49 44
Errors 8 18
Total Attempts 110 119
Hitting Percentage .373 .218
Assists 45 42
Service Aces 2 1
Digs 47 46
Block Assists 9 2
Block Solo 2 2
Points 57.5 48.0
Miami Stat Leaders Clemson
L. Carico 11 Kills 12 S. Adeleye
E. Sims .615 Pct. .385 S. Adeleye
K. Gallagher 39 Assists 19 Two Players
A. Johnson 12 Digs 16 N. Patzin
Two Players 3 Blocks 1 Four Players