Miami Drops Three Sets To No. 4 Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ken. – The University of Miami volleyball team fell to No. 4 Louisville in three hard-fought sets on Sunday afternoon.
Miami (15-7, 8-4 ACC) tallied 33 kills, 46 digs, 33 assists and 6.0 blocks. Freshman Grace Lopez led the team in kills with 10, while junior Yaidaliz Rosado paced the team with 16 digs.
The Cards started with an early 6-1 lead. Miami battled back to cut the deficit to 11-10 after a big block from fifth year Savannah Vach and junior Ashley Carr and an ace from sophomore Milana Moisio. Once again, Louisville pulled away on a 5-0 scoring run to gain a 19-12 lead, ultimately taking the set 25-19.
Louisville opened the second set hot, with a 5-2 lead, but freshman Grace Lopez battled to tie it at eight-all. Carr then racked up three kills, along with graduate student Abby Casiano and redshirt senior Angela Grieve each coming up with two more to rally back. Despite the comeback, Louisville took set two, 25-19.
Set three was neck-and-neck, but Miami found its first lead of the match, 13-10, after a kill from Lopez and a massive solo block from graduate student Janice Leao, for her first game back. With the set remaining tight, the Cards pulled away with a 4-0 run to secure set three, 25-20.
The Hurricanes will return home to take on Virginia and No. 7 Pittsburgh on Nov. 3 and 5, respectively.