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@CanesVB Drops Match to Missouri

NEWARK, Del.  – The University of Miami volleyball team dropped its match against the University of Missouri on Saturday morning at the Delaware Invitational.

The Hurricanes (5-6) split the opening two sets with the Tigers (8-3), with Missouri taking the opening set, 25-14, and Miami bouncing back to win the second set, 25-18. Missouri won big in the third set, earning the victory by 10 points, 25-15. Miami and Mizzou battled tight in the fourth set, but the Hurricanes fell just short, 25-23.

Olga Strantzali turned in a season-high 21 kills, adding seven digs, an assist and a block, while Anna Haak recorded her second straight double-double at the Delaware Invitational, recording 15 kills, 11 digs and three blocks.

Sakile Simmons was Miami’s most efficient hitter, registering a .385 attack percentage to go with six kills, a team-high four blocks, two digs and an assist. Fellow middle blocker Lucia Pampana had three kills and two digs, while right side Kolby Bird had five kills, 11 digs, three blocks, an assist and a service ace.

Hannah Sorensen had a career-high 43 assists, adding 14 digs to record her second straight double-double. Sorensen also had a block and a dig, while Sylvia Hernandez led all Hurricanes with 15 digs, adding two assists.

Brooke McDermott and Codi Lee played as reserves, with McDermott recording one of Miami’s three service aces against Missouri.

The Hurricanes close out the tournament with a 4:30 p.m. ET match against Duquesne. Following this weekend’s matches in Delaware, the Hurricanes will open conference play with matches against ACC foes Florida State and Notre Dame. Miami will travel to Florida State for its ACC opener at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, while the Canes will host Notre Dame at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 in their ACC home opener.

All Hurricanes volleyball home matches are played at the James L. Knight Sports Complex on the University of Miami campus. Admission is free. For a complete look at the Hurricanes’ 2016 schedule, click here.

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