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No. 24 Volleyball Takes Down Virginia, 3-0

          Release: 10/28/2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - No. 24 Miami volleyball picked up its third straight sweep with a 3-0 victory over Virginia on Sunday at the Knight Sports Complex. The Canes have now won their last 10 matches over Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, setting a new program-best ACC winning streak.

UM won by the scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-18 to improve to 20-3 overall and 12-1 in the conference. It is the sixth 20-win season under head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch.

"It's always great to pick up a conference sweep, they are hard to get," Lantagne Welch said. "Every match is a challenge and we are pleased to be able to pick up two home wins this weekend."

The Hurricanes continued their balanced play with three players recording double-digit kills, led by 13 by sophomore outside hitter Savanah Leaf. Junior outside hitter Taylor Hollins notched 11 kills on a .647 hitting percentage and sophomore middle blocker Emani Sims hit .600 with 10 slammers.

Junior libero Ryan Shaffer had a match-high 11 digs to anchor the back row, while senior setter Nrithya Sundararaman collected 31 assists.

Miami controlled the match throughout the afternoon, as there were only four lead changes in the three sets. A total of 13 players saw action for the Canes in the win.

Virginia (7-17, 1-12) was led by a match-high 15 kills from Natalie Bausback. UM also defeated UVA in three sets on Sept. 21 in Charlottesville, Va.

The Canes will play their next four matches over two weekends in the state of North Carolina, starting with a contest at UNC on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. It can be seen live on ESPN3.

Single-game tickets to home volleyball matches are available for as low as $3. Call 1-800-GO-CANES to order your tickets today. For all the latest information on Miami Hurricanes volleyball, follow the official Twitter feed, @CanesVB, or "Like Us" on Facebook at


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