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@CanesVB Drops Match to Notre Dame

@CanesVB Drops Match to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Miami volleyball team battled, but fell to Notre Dame in four sets.

The Canes did not drop a set by more than five points, but the Fighting Irish came away victorious 25-23, 23-25, 25-22 and 25-20.

Savanah Leaf was Miami’s kill leader, finishing with 17 kills. The junior also led the Canes with 21 digs and two service aces, recording her team-leading ninth double-double of the season.

Senior Alex Johnson also registered double-digit kills, collecting 14 against Notre Dame. Johnson also was one of Miami’s best blockers with seven.

Defensively, middle blockers Emani Sims and Alexis Mourning combined for 17 blocks. Sims (nine blocks and six kills) and Mourning (eight blocks and seven kills) were two key contributors at the net.

Sophomore Misty Ma’a finished with seven kills, nine digs and three blocks, while senior defensive specialist Ryan Shaffer tallied 19 digs. Junior setter Blair Fuentez distributed 41 assists and had eight digs and a service ace.

Following this week’s trip to Tallahassee and South Bend, Miami will hit the road for the fourth time in five weeks. The Hurricanes are set to face Wake Forest in a match that will be broadcasted on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 and Duke at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Single-game volleyball tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for youth (Ages 3-17). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 305-284-2263.

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