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@CanesVB Earns Road Win at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The University of Miami volleyball team opened its four-match road trip with a victory at Syracuse on Friday night.

The Hurricanes (12-15, 6-9 ACC) defeated the Orange (7-18, 6-9 ACC) in four sets. Miami took the opening two sets, 25-22 and 25-16, to take a two sets to none lead into the intermission. Syracuse came out of the break recharged and won the third set, 25-15, but the Hurricanes closed out the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set.

Miami had two attackers finish with over 20 kills against Syracuse. Olga Strantzali led the Canes with 23 kills on a .372 attack percentage, adding 14 digs, three blocks and four service aces to tally her 10th double-double of the season.

Anna Haak was the second Cane with 20 kills, closing the night with a career-best 21 to go along with a .300 hitting percentage, eight digs, four assists and a block.

The Hurricane middle blockers combined for nine kills and six blocks against Syracuse. Lucia Pampana recorded five kills, a team-best five blocks, and a service ace, while Madison Dill notched four kills and a block. Sakile Simmons also saw action in the middle for Miami.

Hannah Sorensen finished the night with 43 assists, seven digs, a block and a career-high four service aces.

Kolby Bird had two kills, three digs and a block, while Sylvia Hernandez finished with 13 digs, four assists and a service ace while serving as Miami’s libero.

Sara Duque had two digs and Carly Davey also saw action in reserve for the Hurricanes.

Miami will play at Boston College Sunday at noon.Following this weekend’s matches, the Hurricanes will play their final two road contests of the season. Miami will play at Wake Forest at 6:30 p.m., on Nov. 18 and will take on Duke at 1 p.m., on Nov. 20 in a match that will air on ACC Network Extra.

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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