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Miami Storms Past Rutgers

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 08/25/2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – In its third match of the Hurricane Invitational, the University of Miami volleyball team breezed past Rutgers, 3-0, on Saturday at the Knight Sports Complex. Sophomore Alex Johnson and junior Taylor Hollins led the way with 25 combined kills.
 
UM, who clinched the tournament championship, won by set scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-14. It was the first meeting between the programs since 2003.
 
On defense, the Canes collected 60 digs, with junior libero Ryan Shaffer racking up a match-high 17. Senior setter Nrithya Sundararaman had 35 assists.
 
In the first set, the teams split the first 12 points before UM took the next five and 10 of 12 to take control early on. The Hurricanes scored six service aces in the set, including three by Johnson.
 
The Scarlet Knights cut an early five-point to 21-20 in the second set, but the Hurricanes rallied to win five of the next six to take a commanding 2-0 match advantage. From there, UM broke away to win the third and the match.

The Hurricanes are scheduled to close the tournament against Samford. The match will start approximately 30 minutes after the Ole Miss/Wofford contest.

The ticket office is pleased to offer season tickets for both volleyball and soccer for just $50. Season tickets to the home volleyball schedule at the Knight Complex can be purchased for $35, with single match tickets available for as low as $3. Call 1-800-GO-CANES to order your tickets today.

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Schedule
 
Friday, September 05
Volleyball at Arkansas-Little Rock
Fort Worth, Texas
11:00 AM
Volleyball at TCU
Fort Worth, Texas
9:00 PM
Saturday, September 06
Volleyball at Prairie View
Fort Worth, Texas
4:30 PM
Friday, September 12
Volleyball at Wisconsin
Madison, Wisc.
7:00 PM
Saturday, September 13
Volleyball at Ball State
Madison, Wisc.
10:00 AM
Volleyball at Missouri State
Madison, Wisc.
5:00 PM
Friday, September 19
Volleyball vs. UNC Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Volleyball vs. UNC Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Saturday, September 20
Volleyball vs. Missouri
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Friday, September 26
Volleyball vs. Notre Dame
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, September 28
Volleyball at Duke
Durham, N.C.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Friday, October 03
Volleyball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, October 05
Volleyball vs. Florida State
Coral Gables, Fla.
2:00 PM
ESPNU
Live Stats
Friday, October 10
Volleyball at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 12
Volleyball at Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
12:00 PM
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