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@CanesVB Drops Match at No. 9 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of Miami volleyball team dropped its match at No. 9 North Carolina Sunday.

The Hurricanes (7-11, 1-5 ACC) battles the Tar Heels (15-2, 6-0 ACC) at Carmichael Arena, but North Carolina defended its home court. The opening set was a tight one, with North Carolina winning, 25-20. But the Tar Heels opened Set 2 with an 8-1 lead and never looked back, taking the set, 25-10, and heading into the intermission up two sets to none. North Carolina completed the sweep with a 25-18 win in the third set.

Olga Strantzali led all Hurricanes with 16 kills, adding three digs and a service ace. Fellow outside hitter Anna Haak had eight kills and a team-high 13 digs, as well as two assists and a block. Kolby Bird recorded two kills, a dig and a service ace.

Middle blocker Lucia Pampana tallied four kills and a dig, while Sakile Simmons had two kills and a block.

Hannah Sorensen dished out 27 assists and had six digs, while Sylvia Hernandez notched 12 digs and a service ace as Miami’s libero.

Defensive specialist Sara Duque had a dig and Carly Davey also appeared in reserve for the Hurricanes.

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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