A quintet of newcomers led the Miami Hurricanes to victory Friday night, overcoming a shaky first set on their way to a 3-1 (18-25, 25-12, 32-30 25-19) win over the visiting Syracuse Orange.
“I am very pleased in the way our guys competed today,” said Hurricanes coach Aljosa Piric. “I am very pleased in the way over guys showed up to battle against a tough FAU team. This is a good team that we just beat and it should just give our guys a lot of confidence going forward.”
Rosier and redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry – who is currently considered the clear No. 2 quarterback in the race – both got reps with the first and second teams.
Miami (12-18, 6-8 ACC) got off to a quick start in the first inning with a three-run home run from freshman Gabe Rivera to go up 3-1. But North Carolina (21-10, 10-4 ACC) took advantage of a struggling McKendry to score five combined runs in the third and fourth innings to take the lead right back.
Miami (12-14, 6-5 ACC) totaled six hits on the day and didn’t score until the seventh inning.