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Hurricanes Drop Match To Illinois State, 3-1

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 09/01/2012
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NORMAL, Ill. - Junior right side Alex Johnson picked up her third double-double of the season, but the University of Miami volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season at Illinois State University, 3-1, on Saturday at the Redbird Classic. Prior to the defeat, UM had won its last 22 non-conference regular season matches.

The Redbirds (3-2), the hosts of the tournament, won by the set scores of 17-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-11.

Johnson led the Canes (5-1) with 12 kills to go with 12 digs, while outside hitters Taylor Hollins (11) and Savanah Leaf (10) also recorded double-digit kills. Junior libero Ryan Shaffer paced the visitors with a match-high 19 digs. It was the first true road match for Miami this season.

Brooklyn Hlafka of ISU led the match with 15 kills off the bench.

The Hurricanes will return to the Redbird Classic today at 5:30 p.m. ET to take on Presbyterian.

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Schedule
 
Friday, August 28
Volleyball vs. Illinois State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, August 29
Volleyball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:30 PM
Volleyball vs. Kansas State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:30 PM
Friday, September 04
Volleyball at Missouri State
Springfield, Mo.
7:30 PM
Saturday, September 05
Volleyball at Marquette
Springfield, Mo.
12:00 PM
Volleyball at Oral Roberts
Springfield, Mo.
6:30 PM
Saturday, September 12
Volleyball at Purdue
Baton Rouge, La.
6:00 PM
Sunday, September 13
Volleyball at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
2:00 PM
Thursday, September 17
Volleyball vs. Seattle University
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 18
Volleyball vs. UCF
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 25
Volleyball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
7:00 PM
Sunday, September 27
Volleyball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
12:30 PM
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