THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005
Dolphins rout North Florida, 3-1
Sept. 29, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - - Eva Stoilova's 17 kills and 16 digs led three Dolphins in double figure kills as the Jacksonville volleyball team knocked off its archrival, 3-1, on Thursday night in front of school record crowd of 1,011.
With the win, the Dolphins (6-10) improved to 2-0 in Atlantic Sun play and won for the fifth time in the last six matches. The win also gives the Dolphins their 12th straight win in A-Sun play.
"We made some adjustments in game three that gave our offense some spark and we just ran with it," said JU head coach Kevin Paul. "We didn't start the match well, but game two was the difference maker. The whole match came down to ball control and we were able to be more consistent for the remainder of the match. More importantly, we're one more step closer to our goal of winning the regular season conference title. We just have to continue taking it one match at a time."
Stoilova's 17 kills was the most in the match and her 16 digs was one of five Dolphins to finish in double figures in digs.
In a tightly contest first game, North Florida (8-7, 1-1 A-Sun) used a strong offensive attack, hitting .415 for the game to take the early lead, 30-26.
The turning point came in game two. With the Dolphins leading 29-26, the Ospreys came back to take the lead and serve for the game.
But JU fought off the game point, rallying to score the next three to tie the match at one with a 32-30 win.
Jacksonville jumped out early in both games three and four to seal the match. The Dolphins took game three 30-22 and game four, 30-20. The offense piled up 20 kills in game three and 16 more in game four, while limiting the Ospreys to under .200 hitting percentages in both games.
Amy Stroder led four Ospreys in double figure in kills with 15. Jenna Thomas had a match-high 19 digs.
Jacksonville returns to the court next Sunday at Mercer at 1 p.m.