Hurricane volleyball falls to FIU in five games

Florida International avenged a 3-0 loss to Miami Wednesday in the Knight Sports Complex when they escaped from the Hurricanes in five games.

It was just the second loss for the Hurricanes (17-2 overall) on the season. Th Golden Panthers improved to 6-14 overall with the upset victory.

FIU took the first two games 30-26 and 31-29 until the Hurricanes cruised in the third and fourth with 30-27 and 30-21 wins. Despite a strong effort by the Hurricanes, the Golden Panthers escaped with the 18-16 win in the final game.

The Golden Panthers were led by Adriana Fundora, who had a match-high 26 kills as well as a match-high 20 digs.

Marcela Gamarra (Medellin, Colombia/Miami-Dade CC) led the Hurricanes with 17 kills. Mallorey James (Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic HS) generated a match-high 37 assists. Robin Lewullis (Allentown, Penn./Allentown Central Catholic).

UM's next match is Monday at 7 p.m. against a strong South Florida team in the Knight Sports Complex.

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