@CanesVB Comes Back to Beat Ball State, 3-2
MADISON, Wisc. – The University of Miami volleyball team came from behind to beat Ball State in their second match of the HotelRED Invitational.
Tied at 23 in the first set, Miami looked to close out Ball State, but the Cardinals executed took the next two points to secure the first set, 25-23.
In the second set, Miami was down early, 12-8, and could not recover, falling, 25-20 to head into the intermission down two sets to none.
The Hurricanes came out of the break hungry, taking the third set, 25-16. Miami evened the match at two sets apiece with another convincing 25-16 win in the fourth set.
The Canes carried their momentum into the deciding fifth set and clinched the match victory with a 15-8 fifth-set win.
Outside hitter Savanah Leaf led the Canes with 19 kills, while middle blocker Emani Sims recorded 16 kills.
The senior captains got support from Taylor Scott (nine kills), Sakile Simmons (eight kills), Brooke McDermott (six kills) and Kelsie Groot (five kills).
Freshman setter Haley Templeton spread the ball to Miami’s hitters tallying a career-high 53 assists. Templeton also recorded her first double-double, adding 11 digs and two service aces.
Defensive specialist Kalysta White led Miami with 16 digs, while freshman defensive specialist Sylvia Hernandez added 10 digs.
The Hurricanes will close their stay at the HotelRed Invitational against Missouri State at 6 p.m. ET.