Miami Falls Short of No. 20 Oregon, 3-1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team held a lead in each set played, Sunday afternoon, but ultimately fell 3-1 to the No. 20 Oregon Ducks at the Knight Sports Complex in the final match of the Hurricane Invitational.
Sophomore libero Yaidaliz Rosado registered a team-high 10 digs for her fourth consecutive double-digit dig outing. Setter Alanys Viera added seven digs as the pair of sophomores combined for 17 of Miami’s 35 digs.
Oregon totaled 58 kills and 11 blocks in the match, with three Ducks recording double-digit kills.
After dropping the first and second sets, 25-17 and 25-18, respectively, the Hurricanes jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the third. Sophomore Nyah Anderson was the spark for Miami in the set, tallying all four of her kills in the third frame.
The Hurricanes tallied their best hitting percentage (.231) and most kills (14) in the third set and limited the Ducks to their worst hitting percentage of the day (.281). With the play of Anderson and support in the form of 11 assists from senior Savannah Vach, Miami won the third session, 25-21.
However, the Ducks responded in the form of a 25-8 fourth-set victory to clinch the match for the visitors. Oregon hit .500 in the final set and was a perfect 8-for-8 in sideout opportunities.
The Hurricanes are back in action Friday Sept. 23 when they host the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals at the Knight Sports Complex. First serve is set for 7 p.m. and the match will air on ACC Network Extra.