Miami Sweeps No. 9 Georgia Tech
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team notched its second ranked-sweep, 3-0, against No. 9 Georgia Tech on Friday night.
Miami (17-9, 10-6 ACC) tallied 44 kills, 31 digs, 41 assists and nine blocks. Sophomore Flormarie Heredia Colon led in kills with 15 on a .682 kill percentage, while graduate student Janice Leao earned six blocks and seven kills on a .667 hitting percentage.
The victory marks Miami’s highest-ranked win at home in the Keno era.
The Canes maintained a lead in the first set, going up 15-10, after three early blocks from Leao. Georgia Tech closed in on the lead, but Miami kept pushing to take the first set, 25-21, with 17 kills and five blocks to open the match with dominance.
Set two opened very similar, with Miami leading 9-6, after a kill from graduate Abby Casiano. Freshman Grace Lopez notched four kills to push the Canes to a 15-11 and sophomore Flormarie Heredia Colon continued the hype with a kill to give the Canes a 22-17 lead. Leao sealed the deal to take the second set, 25-17.
Miami continued the streak of leading, with only three ties throughout the match, to go up 13-8 on the Yellow Jackets. Heredia Colon claimed back-to-back kills, while Leao and Lopez followed it up with consecutive points. With 13 kills and four blocks, the Canes prevailed and won the final set, 25-14.
The Hurricanes will travel to their last away matches this coming week, with Pitt on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 25.