Vach Records Third Double-Double in Loss to FSU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Savannah Vach of the Miami volleyball team recorded her second consecutive double-double in Wednesday night’s road loss to Florida State. Miami dropped the match, 3-1, despite three Canes recording double-digit kills.
Junior Janet Kalaniuvalu led the Canes with 17 kills, tying her season high for the third time, while recording one ace and one block. Vach’s third double-double of the season came off 45 assists and 12 digs. The freshman also tallied a career-high four block assists along with two aces in her first rivalry match against the Noles.
Florida State (14-6, 8-3 ACC) took the early 1-0 lead, taking the set 25-21. Kalaniuvalu led both teams in kills, tallying five off eight attacks, but the Noles hit .320, a set high, to edge the Canes.
Miami (8-11, 4-7 ACC) broke out to an early 6-2 advantage in the second, led by an explosive performance by Elizaveta Lukianova. The redshirt junior notched six of her 15 kills in the second, while freshman Janice Leao registered four. Leao ended the night with seven kills and five blocks, while registering her first career ace. Miami took its lone set of the match, 25-21, to tie the match at one.
The third set, which looked to be going in Miami’s favor, saw 13 ties and five different set-points. Miami held the first set point at 24-22, but a kill by Morgan Chacon and an attack error by the Canes evened the score at 24. The Noles, again, tied the set at 27 but took the last two points off another Miami error and a kill by Payton Caffrey. Caffrey recorded eight kills against the Canes in the third, while Lukianova put seven past the Noles’ defense. Despite three team blocks, Miami dropped the set, 29-27.
In the final set, Miami recorded 11 kills and hit a set-low .128. Freshman Kennedy Prince, who finished with 11, and Kalaniuvalu recorded four kills each, but Florida State’s 17 kills and 10 block assists ultimately edged the Canes, 25-21.
Miami will travel for its fourth straight road match on Nov. 2 to face Virginia Tech.