Canes Come Out Victorious Over Cavaliers
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team secured the 3-1 win over Virginia Friday night.
Miami (16-7, 9-4 ACC) tallied 63 kills, 49 digs, 54 assists and nine blocks. Freshman Grace Lopez led in kills and blocks for the Hurricanes, with 19 kills and five blocks.
The Canes went on a 6-0 scoring run with fifth year Savannah Vach behind the service line to get set one rolling with a 10-4 lead. The Canes continued the trend and pushed the lead to 17-7 after sophomore Flormarie Heredia Colon and freshman Grace Lopez’s nine shared kills. They sealed the first set, 25-12, after 17 kills and four blocks.
Virginia kept it tight for the second set, only being down 15-13. Miami started to pull away after kills from Lopez and junior Ashley Carr and an ace from junior Yaidaliz Rosado to make it 19-16. Although the Cavaliers started to cut the deficit, graduate student Janice Leao delivered a massive hit to make it 22-18. Heredia Colon secured the second set with a kill, 25-22.
The Canes struggled in set three, being down 15-11 after Virginia carried a .526 kill percentage. They fought back and caught up to make it 18-16, but the Cavaliers continued to push and took set three, 25-19.
Graduate student Abby Casiano entered the game with a kill. Virginia then went on a 9-1 scoring run to lead 15-5. The Canes started to storm back after two kills from redshirt senior Angela Grieve to make it 16-11. After a 4-0 scoring run, the Canes tied it up at 19 with a Casiano and Grieve block. To seal the win and the set, Vach and Leao created a wall to win it, 25-23.
The Hurricanes remain at home to face No. 6 Pittsburgh on Sunday, Nov. 5.