The University of Miami Hurricanes volleyball team lost to FIU in a thrilling five set match (16-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 11-15) in Gainesville, Florida Thursday night.
Miami (18-13) had two match points in the fourth set but were unable to prevail as the Golden Panthers (32-3) went on a 4-1 run to end the fourth set and carried the momentum in to the fifth set.
This was UM’s first NCAA tournament appearance in volleyball since 2002.
Sophomore outside-hitter Lane Carico was valiant in a losing effort tallying 21 kills and 15 digs.
Earlier today Carico and senior libero Cassie Loessberg were named to the All-ACC team.
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