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@CanesVB Beats Boston College in Four Sets

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The University of Miami volleyball team closed the weekend with a four-set victory at Boston College.

The Hurricanes (13-15, 7-9 ACC) had an efficient attack lead the way against the Eagles (8-18, 3-13 ACC), hitting .301 as a team and holding Boston College to a .119 attack percentage. The Canes had three attackers finish with a hitting percentage better than .350 and blocked 15 balls as a team.

Miami took the opening two sets, 25-15 and 25-21, to head to the intermission up two sets to zero. Boston College extended the match with a 25-23 win in the third set, but the Hurricanes closed out the match with a 25-14 victory in the fourth set.

Anna Haak led Miami with her seventh double-double of the season, finishing with a team-high 14 kills, a team-leading 11 digs, six blocks an assist and a service ace.

Olga Strantzali also recorded 14 kills and added eight digs, three blocks, two service aces and an assist.

Miami’s middle blockers had career performances against Boston College. Madison Dill finished with a career-best nine kills on a .571 attack percentage and have a career-high seven blocks. Lucia Pampana had eight kills on a .438 hitting percentage and tied her career best with eight total blocks.

Hannah Sorensen dished out 44 assists and added six digs and three blocks, while Sylvia Hernandez had nine digs and three assists and tied her career-best of three service aces.

Kolby Bird finished with three kills, four digs, two blocks and an ace, while Sara Duque recorded three digs. The Hurricanes had eight total service aces as a team on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s victory was the 75th as a head coach for Miami’s Jose “Keno” Gandara. Since taking over the program in 2013, Gandara has won over 20 matches in a season twice. With 75 wins, Gandara ranks third all-time in Miami volleyball history behind Nicole Lantagne Welch (243 wins from 2001-12) and Cheryl Holt (116 wins from 1978-81). 

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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