Hurricanes Defeat Terps, 3-0
Oct. 12, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Friday evening at Comcast Pavilion, the Maryland volleyball team dropped a three-set match to Miami (26-24, 26-24, 25-17). In the loss, freshman Mackenzie Dagostino tied a career high with 35 assists and totaled a personal-best six kills.
The opening set featured 14 kills and lead changes. The Maryland offense was paced by Elliott with seven kills and four from McBain. The Terps earned a 10-6 lead early in the set with a 5-2 spurt behind three kills from Elliott. The Hurricanes slowly chipped away at the lead and eventually tied at 14 following a Terrapin attacking error.
The two teams stayed within touching distance of each other for the remainder of the set. Dagostino and Elliott combined on a block to give the Terps set point at 24-23, but a kill from the Hurricanes' Taylor Hollins tied it on the next point. Miami added two more kills to take the opening set.
The Canes jumped out to a 5-1 lead before the Terps mounted an 8-1 run to take the lead by three. Maryland stretched its lead to 16-12 before Miami called a timeout. The Hurricanes seized the momentum out of the break and trimmed the Terrapin lead to one at 18-17.
After a timeout, Abele tallied three kills to help increase the lead to 23-19. But Miami had one run left in it and scored seven of the final eight points to earn a 2-0 lead.
After intermission, Miami went up 7-3 early and increased the advantage to five points before Maryland called a timeout. Out of the timeout, the Hurricanes continued to apply the pressure and grew its lead to eight points at 21-13. The Canes went on to win the set 25-17.
The Terps are back in action Sunday against No. 12 Florida State. First serve is set for 1 p.m.