Sports briefs 9/20


The cross-country team is continuing its strong start to its young 2010 season after both the men’s and women’s teams placed in the top 10 at the Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday.

Freshmen Connor Adams and Brooke Dovell placed fifth and sixth, respectively, with Dovell running the third-best 5k run in program history. The Canes will next compete at the Greater Louisville Classic in Kentucky on Oct 2.


The University of Miami volleyball team played its first ACC match of the season Saturday night. Miami (10-2, 0-1 ACC) lost 3-1 to Florida State (9-1, 1-0) in front of a packed house at the Knight Sports Complex.


The start of the basketball season is creeping closer. The schedule was recently announced. The men play exhibitions against Barry on Nov. 3 and Florida Southern on Nov. 8 before starting the regular season on Nov. 12 against Jacksonville. The women play against Rollins College on Nov. 6.

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