The University of Miami volleyball team defeated Duke 3-1 on Friday at the Knight Sports Complex.
The Hurricanes were led by a career-high 18 kills by Emani Sims to win their 11th consecutive match at home.
Sophomore Alexis Mourning also tied her career best with 16 kills, and junior libero Ryan Shaffer had 22 digs to lead the defense. Senior setter Nrithya Sundararaman had 46 assists.
• Florida Tech beats Barry: After racing out to a dominating first-set win, Barry stumbled in a 3-1 home loss. Barry (7-5, 2-2 Sunshine State Conference) lost to the Panthers (9-4, 1-2) 14-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 at Health & Sports Center.
Buccaneers junior Ashley Carrero had nine kills, Tania Torres eight and Mima Hajdukovic seven kills, 26 assists, four blocks and four digs.
• Nova Southeastern falls: Nova (3-12, 0-2 SSC) suffered another Sunshine State Conference loss on their return home to Rollins (7-7, 1-2 SSC) 3-0.
• UM senior into quarters: Victor Mauz played his way into the quarterfinals of the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Fall Invitational in Fort Myers. Mauz defeated Colin Brown of FGCU 6-0, 6-3 to open the event, then defeated Barry’s Leo Vivas 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to make his way to the third round.
• Nova advances: Nova completed the second day of the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships. The tournament is hosted by Florida Southern.
Alexandra Johansson won her first singles match in the second round. The Sharks’ top player defeated Luiza Sonnervig of West Florida 6-0, 6-2. The win sent Johansson into the round of 16. Johansson had a tough matchup with Barry’s Olivia Matuszak and fell, 6-1, 6-3. Johansson may have been taken out by the eventual tournament winner, as Matuszak also defeated SSC Player of the Year Ioana Ivan.
The University of Miami swimming team closed out Day 1 of competition at the All-Florida Invitational with strong showings in the day’s final two events.
The Hurricanes’ 400 Medley Relay team of Hannah Kling, Sofia Johansson, Lucy Worrall and My Fridell finished second (3:45.87) in the 11th and final event.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay, UM finished in fifth with the team of Kling, Worrall, Fridell and Katherine Nicholson.
The Hurricanes’ total of 196 points puts them behind host Florida (342.5) and Florida State (226.5).
Florida Gulf Coast (182), Florida Atlantic (130), North Florida (91) and Nova Southeastern (59) make up the rest of the pack heading into Saturday.