“I think we created a number of chances that were inches from being a different outcome for sure,” Miami head coach Sarah Barnes said.
In its final two-game set of the season, Miami returned to the Knights Sports Complex to finish their 2020-2021 campaign where it all started.
The Hurricane bats were noisy early and often Saturday night as they cliched the weekend’s three-game series a night early, winning their second game over the Duke Blue Devils in as many evenings, 11-5.
“We’ve got some catching up to do and just winning two out of three and winning the series isn’t going to be good enough," Miami head coach Gino DiMare said. "When we have a chance, we’ve got to try to get the sweep."
A seven-run fifth inning for the Miami Hurricanes opened the floodgates as they won their sixth consecutive game, lighting up the scoreboard and taking down the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 15-2 Wednesday night at Swanson Stadium.
Defensive end Jaelan Phillips, a projected first round pick, impressed in every event, especially in the 40-yard dash, where he ran a 4.56.
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Sitting at 5-6 in ACC competition entering another three-game set, Miami essentially needed this series victory over Virginia to keep its hopes alive for at least a berth in the NCAA Regionals, let alone to have a chance to host for the first time since 2016.
After four consecutive matches away from the Knight Sports Complex, Miami volleyball returned to Coral Gables with a 10-6 overall record to close out its last two matches of the season.
Right out of the gates, the Canes were aggressive on the base paths and were able to put a run on the scoreboard despite not recording a hit in the inning.
Miami’s hitting was ineffective at Virginia Saturday afternoon as the Hurricanes were unable to clinch the three-game weekend series Saturday at Davenport Field at Disharoon Park, falling 4-0.