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Volleyball Falls to No. 19 Pittsburgh

Volleyball Falls to No. 19 Pittsburgh

DURHAM, N.C. – Miami volleyball fell to No. 19 Pittsburgh, 3-1, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Elizaveta Lukianova and Angela Grieve recorded double-digit kills in Saturday’s loss to the Panthers, falling to 9-5 on the season.

The pair each registered three kills in the opening set, but Pitt’s offense got out to a quick start hitting .393 to take the early 1-0 lead. For just the third time this season, Miami lost the first set 25-17.

Lukianova boasted eight kills while Grieve finished with six and two service aces in the second set to help Miami even the match at one. Junior Savannah Vach boasted 13 of her 35 total assists to help lead the Canes in a 25-19 set win.

Six Panthers registered at least one kill in the third set, outdoing the Canes 13-7. Helped by four kills, Pittsburgh held Miami to a .000 hitting percentage and just seven kills and took the set 25-16.

Pittsburgh took the final set 25-20, taking the final three points of the match.

Lukianova led the Canes for the fourth straight match in kills with 21, while Vach lead the way in assists for the 14th time this season. Priscilla Hernandez finished with 12 digs and sophomore Kennedy Prince finished the match with six blocks.

Miami travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on March 26-27 to face Boston College and Virginia Tech.