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Miller sets dig record in Arkansas win

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Miller sets dig record in Arkansas win

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas sophomore libero Ashley Miller set a Lady Razorback record with 32 digs in a thrilling five-game, come-from-behind win over Utah at the Results Advertising Invitational Saturday in Springfield, Mo. “I didn’t think I was close – even close to 20,” said Miller. “It’s great to get the record but I was just happy we came back and got the win.” One of the oldest records still on the books at Arkansas, Miller’s 32 digs edged passed Amanda Sweatt who had 31 digs Nov. 13, 1994, against Alabama in a five-game win. “It was only a matter of time until Ashley broke the record,” said Poole. “She’s been close so many times and it was great to see her get it in a big win like that.” Trailing 0-2 heading into game three, Miller and the Lady’Backs rallied downing Utah in five in the Hammons Student Center. “My job is to dig a ball and give our hitters the opportunity to put the ball down,” Miller said. “We didn’t play well in the first two games and I just told myself to take over and get more aggressive. I wanted to go for everything and take more responsibility on the floor. When I got the record, I didn’t have a clue (about it) but now I’m like ‘Oh my gosh.’” Miller has posted double-digit dig totals in each of Arkansas eight matches this year and has 148 on the year for a 4.77 dig-per-game total. She tallied 67 of those digs over the weekend averaging 5.58 dpg over three matches. The Vacaville, Calif., native flirted with the record last year posted 29 against Kentucky en route to 510 digs for the season, also a record. Miller and the Lady’Backs return to the court at the San Diego Tournament Friday and Saturday. For more information about Arkansas volleyball log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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