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Canes crush Syracuse Orange in aggressive close game
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Canes crush Syracuse Orange in aggressive close game

The Hurricanes capped off a successful weekend of ACC play with a 3-0 win against Syracuse at the Knight Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon. Miami (17-5, 7-3) also defeated Boston College 3-0 on Friday night. The Canes held a steady lead throughout the majority of the first set, which they won 25-17, but grappled in…

Canes volleyball takes down Boston College Eagles 3-0
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Canes volleyball takes down Boston College Eagles 3-0

Following a tough conference loss to the University of North Carolina last Sunday, the Miami Hurricanes (13-6, 6-3 ACC) bounced back with a 3-0 victory over the Boston College Eagles (9-12, 1-8 ACC) at the Knight Sports Complex Friday evening. The match was a part of Fall Sportsmanship Week, in which teams share a pregame…

ACC rival Louisville defeats Canes
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ACC rival Louisville defeats Canes

The Hurricanes’ volleyball team lost to ACC rival Louisville 3-1 in Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. The teams came in ranked fourth and fifth in the conference, respectively, so it was no surprise how competitive the match was from start to finish. After winning the first set 25-22, Miami dropped the final three sets 25-19, 25-15…

Canes volleyball falls to FSU in five sets
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Canes volleyball falls to FSU in five sets

The Hurricanes suffered a heartbreaking loss to No. 17 Florida State in Tallahassee Wednesday night, losing 15-11 in the fifth set of the match. The team rallied after dropping the first two sets to send the match into a fifth, but the Canes weren’t able to complete the comeback. Miami (7-4, 0-1) was plagued by…

Hurricanes volleyball goes 2-0 in LSU Tournament
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Hurricanes volleyball goes 2-0 in LSU Tournament

The Hurricanes took Baton Rouge by storm over the weekend, defeating No. 20 Purdue and host Louisiana State in tough matches in the LSU Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Although they lost all three matches in the Missouri State Tournament in Missouri last week, the Canes left Louisiana with two impressive wins despite the hostile environment. Miami…

Hurricanes volleyball player Kelsie Groot shares positive energy with teammates
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Hurricanes volleyball player Kelsie Groot shares positive energy with teammates

When asked to describe outside hitter Kelsie Groot in one word, coach Jose Gandara responded with “worker.” Groot’s teammate and good friend Kalysta White said “hilarious.” Evidence supports these two descriptions. During high school, Groot says she had practiced and played volleyball four times each week. She was voted the team’s most valuable player during…

Canes volleyball goes 0-3 in Missouri State Tournament
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Canes volleyball goes 0-3 in Missouri State Tournament

The Canes went 0-3 in their first venture on the road this season at the Missouri State Tournament over the weekend. Although the team lost all its matches, the Canes put forth a valiant effort. Coach Jose Gandara’s squad took Oral Roberts to four games and both Missouri State and Marquette to five games before being…

Canes volleyball sweeps Hurricane Invitational
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Canes volleyball sweeps Hurricane Invitational

The Canes finished off the Hurricane Invitational in dramatic fashion Saturday night, beating Kansas State 15-10 in the fifth set to sweep the three-match kickoff event for the volleyball team at the Knight Sports Complex. Sophomores Olga Strantzali and Sakile Simmons united for a monstrous block to finish the match and solidify the Hurricanes’ undefeated status…

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