Maryland Volleyball Edges Miami (Ohio), 3-2
Nov. 27, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland volleyball team defeated Miami University (Ohio) Saturday in Comcast Center Pavilion, 3-2 (30-16, 25-30, 30-27, 25-30, 15-9). The Terps won their fifth-straight match to improve to 17-14 on the year, while the RedHawks finished their season with a record of 9-18.
Terp senior Maria DiLivio led all players with 15 kills and 15 digs and also recorded her 1,000th-career kill. DiLivio needed two to reach the milestone and has now had 1,013 kills as a Terrapin.
Wagener was dominant on both sides of the net, as she registered a match-high eight blocks to go with her offensive productivity.
Dewalt's 16 kills were a match-high, and she also contributed five digs and three blocks.
Freshman Beth Gillming delivered another standout performance at libero, tallying a match-high 23 digs a career-high tying four aces.
The Terps jumped out to a one-game lead after a 30-16 victory to open the match. Maryland hit .394 en route to the win.
From there, the teams went back and forth as Miami earned a 30-25 second-game victory, Maryland won the third-game 30-27 and Miami bounced back in game four with a 30-25 victory.
The decisive fifth game was all Terapins, as they out-hit Miami, .296-.111, and got the 15-9 victory.
Maryland awaits its first-round NCAA Tournament opponent, which will be announced Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6:45 p.m.