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@CanesVB Falls at NC State, 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. – The University of Miami volleyball team fell in four sets at NC State on Friday night.

The Hurricanes (7-10, 1-4 ACC) battled the Wolfpack (10-7, 3-2 ACC) in two highly competitive sets before the intermission. NC State took the opening set, 25-22, while Miami forced the second set to go to extra points before falling, 28-26. The Canes came out of the break on a hot streak, taking the third set, 25-13, but NC State closed out the match with a 25-14 win in the fourth set.

Olga Strantzali was a force for the Hurricanes’ attack, leading the team with 22 kills and adding 10 digs to record her sixth double-double of the season. The junior also had a team-high three service aces and two blocks.

Anna Haak had nine kills for Miami to go with 14 digs and a block, while Kolby Bird had four kills and two blocks.

Lucia Pampana was effective in the middle, tallying six kills and hitting .333 with a team-high four blocks. Fellow middle blocker Madison Dill had four kills and two blocks and Sakile Simmons added a kill.

Hannah Sorensen distributed 36 assists, adding eight digs and a block, while libero Sylvia Hernandez led the Canes with 19 digs and had two assists. Sara Duque had a service ace and three digs in reserve.

Miami will face No. 9 North Carolina at 1 p.m., on Sunday at Carmichael Coliseum in a match that will be broadcast on RSN and ACC Network Extra.

Following this weekend’s trip to North Carolina, Miami returns to Coral Gables, Fla., for a three-match homestand. The Hurricanes welcome Pitt to the James L. Knight Sports Complex at 7 p.m., on Oct. 14, while Virginia Tech is scheduled to face the Canes at 1 p.m., on Oct. 16. Florida State wraps up the three-match stretch with a Wednesday night match scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., on Oct. 19.

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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