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No. 22 Miami Volleyball Falls in Epic Match at Clemson

No. 22 Miami Volleyball Falls in Epic Match at Clemson

Nov. 19, 2011

 

 

 

 

CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 22 University of Miami volleyball team played a five-set match for the second consecutive night Saturday, this time falling at Clemson by a 3-2 count inside Jervey Gymnasium in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. The Hurricanes dropped the match on scores of 25-23, 16-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 10-15.

With the loss, Miami drops to 24-4 overall and 15-4 in the ACC. The Clemson Tigers improved their record to 19-11 overall and 11-8 in the ACC. With it being just the fourth loss on the year for the Canes, three of those have come on the road – and two of them by five-set decisions.

Miami hit above .300 in the first and third set, respectively, both of which were sets the Hurricanes won. In the losses, the Canes hit at just over the .120 mark for average.

UMiami redshirt senior outside hitter Christine Williamson (Tampa, Fla.) combined with senior All-America outside hitter Lane Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) for a team-high 13 kills in the match. Carico added 21 digs for her 10th-straight double-double performance. Setter Katie Gallagher (Winter Park, Fla.) also registered a double-double effort with 47 assists and 14 digs.

Hurricanes redshirt freshman middle blocker Emani Sims (Glenview, Ill.) finished the night with 12 kills and five blocks.

Clemson was led by two players collecting 20-plus kills, sparked by Sandra Adeleye’s 27. Serenat Yaz added an even 20 for the Tigers, also collecting 13 digs for the double-double. Setter Hannah Brenner handed out a match-high 68 assists and sprawled out for 18 digs.

Miami will look to get back on track when it hosts the final home match of the regular season against No. 21 Florida State on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. inside the James L. Knight Sports Complex.

Box Score
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
No. 22 Miami 25 16 25 23 10
Clemson 23 25 22 25 15
Team Stat Comparison
  Miami Clemson
Kills 64 76
Errors 24 24
Total Attempts 199 193
Hitting Percentage .201 .269
Assists 57 75
Service Aces 2 3
Digs 88 97
Block Assists 14 12
Block Solo 0 4
Points 73.0 89.0
Miami Stat Leaders Clemson
Two players 13 Kills 27 S. Adeleye
K. Gallagher 47 Assists 68 H. Brenner
Two Players 1 Aces 1 Three Players
R. Shaffer 24 Digs 25 N. Patzin
E. Sims 5 Blocks 5 M. Simmons

 

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