Sept. 25, 2011





CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – All-America outside hitter Lane Carico supplied 13 kills while Ali Becker had 10 to help the No. 21 University of Miami sweep past homestanding University of Virginia, 3-0 [25-20, 25-14, 25-22] in Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball on Sunday inside Memorial Gymnasium.

After using defense to defeat Virginia Tech on Friday night, Miami (11-1, 2-1 ACC) got back to work offensively Sunday. The Hurricanes hit at a season-high .387 clip in order to defeat Virginia (6-7, 0-3 ACC) on the road for the first time since 2007. Throughout the match, the Hurricanes trailed on just four service points, with three of those coming in the opening set.

Lane Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) staked her seventh double-double of the year with a match-high 13 kills to go along with a match-high 11 digs. Ali Becker (Katy, Texas) picked up her fourth double-digit kills match – and her third consecutive – with 10 kills on 17 swings to finish with a .471 hitting percentage. She would go on to add a match-high tying two blocks.

Hurricanes redshirt senior outside hitter Christine Williamson (Tampa, Fla.) picked up nine kills with a match-high .474 attack percentage without committing an error, also adding two digs defensively.

The Cavaliers of Virginia finished the match with five service errors and hitting at a .257 clip. They were led statistically by Tori Janowski with 10 kills and two block assists. Beth Wildermuth and Emily Rottman each staked 10 digs to pace the defense.

UMiami redshirt senior setter Katie Gallagher (Winter Park, Fla.) handed out 39 assists and sophomore outside hitter Alex Johnson (Tallahassee, Fla.) raked in 10 digs to go along with eight kills. Lizzie Hale (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Taylor Hollins (Long Beach, Calif.) each recorded two service aces as UM finished with six as a team.

Box Score | Box Score (PDF) | Season Stats
  1st 2nd 3rd
No. 21 Miami 25 25 25
Virginia 20 14 22
Team Stat Comparison
  Miami Virginia
Kills 50 41
Errors 9 12
Total Attempts 106 113
Hitting Percentage .387 .257
Assists 49 40
Service Aces 6 3
Digs 49 43
Block Assists 4 6
Block Solo 1 0
Points 59.0 47.0
Miami Stat Leaders Virginia
L. Carico 13 Kills 10 T. Janowski
K. Gallagher 39 Assists 35 B. Wildermuth
Hale/Hollins 2 Aces 1 Three Players
L. Carico 11 Digs 10 Two Players
A. Becker 2 Blocks 2 Two Players


Hurricanes sophomore libero Ryan Shaffer (San Jose, Calif.) sprawled out for 10 digs.

Miami returns home next weekend for a pair of ACC matches beginning with Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. inside the James L. Knight Sports Complex.

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