FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2005
Volleyball eases past Campbell, 3-0
Oct. 21, 2005
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The streak lives on to fight another day.
The Jacksonville volleyball team ran its Atlantic Sun Conference winning streak to 15 straight with a dominating 3-0 win over Campbell at Carter Gymnasium on Friday night.
Petya Borisova and Joanna Silva stepped up with double-double efforts to lead the Dolphins. Borisova had 13 kills and 11 digs while Silva had 11 kills and a team-high 14 digs. Danielle Neville added 11 kills and a team-high six blocks while Erin Donivan dished out 40 assists and had eight digs.
"I'm very pleased with the way we came out and won 3-0 in a tough environment," said JU head coach Kevin Paul. "The key to the game, as it has been all season, was ball control. We had good passing all night, with Joanne and Petya doing a great job on serve receive. Danielle stepped up and was almost mistake free. Erin did a good job of directing the offense, which is made easier by the good passing. It was good to see how far we've come since losing to them early in the season."
In game one, the Dolphins (9-12, 5-0 A-Sun) were firing on all cylinders. JU had a .353 hitting percentage, racking up 18 kills in the process, while holding the Camels (8-17, 1-6 A-Sun) to a paltry .188 percentage to dominate game one, 30-23.
Game two was Campbell's best chance to win a game. The Camels had 15 kills and a .205 hitting percentage, but they didn't have enough firepower as Jacksonville pounded out 18 kills while only hitting .261 to take the second game, 30-28.
Game three was the icing on the cake for the Dolphins' 15th straight A-Sun win. While the offense slowed to just 17 kills and .167 hitting percentage, Campbell wasn't able to muster up enough of a challenge. The Dolphins held the Camels to just nine kills and a .059 hitting percentage as JU sealed the match with a 30-26 win.
Tabitha Turner led the Camels with 13 kills and Holli Cadenhead had a match-high 15 digs.
The Dolphins wrap up their tour of North Carolina on Saturday against Gardner-Webb at 2 p.m.
"That's the biggest challenge now," Paul said. "We're getting on the bus, driving five hours, get in late and have to get up early to play a 2 o'clock game. We need to get as much rest as we can on the bus because we will have to come out ready to play if we want to win tomorrow."