WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2005
Volleyball takes care of business against Bethune-Cookman
Oct. 26, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After getting off to a 1-9 start, the Jacksonville volleyball team has pulled within one game of .500 after sweeping Bethune-Cookman in three on Wednesday night at Swisher Gymnasium.
The Dolphins (11-12) continue their late season surge by winning their third straight match in a tune up for Saturday's match for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference at home versus Florida Atlantic.
Petya Borisova led the JU offensive attack with nine kills and 10 digs, while Katie Hendrian racked up six kills and a match high 12 digs to go along with four service aces. Erin Donivan dished out 33 assists with eight digs in the win.
"We wanted to win 3-0 tonight and we came out and did just that," said JU head coach Kevin Paul. "It was a good match for us to get us ready for Saturday's match against Florida Atlantic."
The Dolphins opened the match with an impressive 30-16 win in game one, behind a strong offensive and defensive attack. Jacksonville had only 13 kills while hitting .191 in the game, with six of those kills coming from Borisova. Defensively, the Dolphins stepped up holding the Wildcats to a zero hitting percentage in the game.
Game two saw the Dolphins got off to a slow start before getting control and taking a 2-0 lead, 30-20. JU's offense stepped up, getting 20 kills and hitting .357 whlie limiting the Wildcats to just 11 kills.
Jacksonville got off to a quick start in game three and iced the match with a 30-17 win. The Dolphins had 12 kills while holding Bethune-Cookman to just three kills and a negative .174 hitting percentage.
The Wildcats (10-15) were led by Vonetta Simpson's seven kills and in digs by Dani Goodrum and Iri Cormier with 11 apiece.
The Dolphins return to the court on Saturday against Florida Atlantic at Swisher Gymnasium. First serve is set for 3 p.m.