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Canes Notch Five-Set Win Over Clemson

Canes Notch Five-Set Win Over Clemson

CORAL GABLES, Fla.  The University of Miami volleyball team recorded 19 total blocks en route to a thrilling five-set win over Clemson Sunday afternoon at the Knight Sports Complex.

The Hurricanes’ 19 total blocks and 36 block assists each rank co-second best in program history.

Redshirt junior outside hitter Angela Grieve recorded five of her match-high 21 kills in the fifth set to lead Miami (16-9, 9-5 ACC) to victory.

After dropping the opening set, 25-19, Miami scored six straight points to take a 10-4 second-set lead, before finishing off the frame with a 9-1 run for a wire-to-wire 25-14 victory.

Clemson (12-14, 3-11 ACC) then took the lead again with a 27-25 win in a back-and-forth set three.

Tied at 21-21 with its back against the wall, the Hurricanes rattled off four straight points to win set four and force a fifth.

A 5-0 run from Miami erased Clemson’s early advantage and gave the hosts a 6-3 lead. With Miami on the brink of victory, the Tigers staved off four match points before senior middle blocker Janice Leao secured the win with a powerful kill.

Leao finished with 15 kills and seven blocks and freshman outside hitter Flormarie Heredia Colon had 13 kills to complete a 31-kill weekend.

Sophomore outside hitter Peyman Yardimci stuffed the stat sheet with 10 kills, six blocks, and nine digs while senior setter Savannah Vach tallied a match-high 51 assists, and 10 digs.

Senior middle blocker Abby Casiano notched a season-high 10 blocks to lead the Hurricanes at the net.

Camryn Hannah paced the Tigers with 18 kills while Mckenna Slavik finished with a team-high 48 assists.

Devan Taylor had 19 digs to lead Clemson.

The two sides finished tied in kills (61), digs (60), assists (57), and aces (5).

Next up for Miami is a rematch with Clemson Friday, Nov. 11 at Jervey Gym. First serve is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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