Volleyball falls to UNF, 3-1

Oct. 14, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Dolphins (9-11, 1-2 A-Sun) weren't able to get on track offensively, only hitting .111 for the match. The defense was able to get keep JU in the match as Shelley Walroth had 34 digs, setting a new school record for most in a four game match.

UNF had four players put double figures in kills, led by Maegan Weisert's 14, and five players in double figures in digs led by Tara Taylor with 19.

"We didn't play bad, we played good defense but didn't play any offense," said JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg. "We couldn't get our offense going today and you can't do that against a team like this. We're going to go back to work and move forward this week as we get ready to play at home again."

JU came out strong in game one, winning 30-23. The Dolphins blew open a tight game as JU took a 14-12 lead and pushed it to 21-14 courtesy of some timely blocking and kills by the trio of Bendorf, Melissa Merchant and Katie Hendrian.

Game two was all UNF as the Ospreys opened up a 7-1 lead and never looked back with a 30-13 win. JU had just eight kills in the game while the Ospreys had 15 kills and hit .300 for the game.

The third game got off to a similar start, with JU trailing 4-1 early. But the Dolphins rallied, cutting the lead to one several times, including at 22-21, on a kill by Petya Borisova.

Borisova came up with another kill later in the game to keep JU alive and tie it at 29. UNF scored the next two points to take the game, 31-29.

Game four was a slugfest, that saw UNF take the first big lead early - turning a 6-5 lead into a 12-6 margin. JU rallied again, cutting the deficit to one, 20-19, and then tying the game at 26.

Once again, the Ospreys were too much as UNF scored four of the last five points to take the match with a 30-27 win.

JU had 11 blocks as a team, led by Merchant's seven. Borisova put up 11 kills and 13 digs for her first double-double of the season. Una Dzalba dished out 44 assists and had 11 digs for a double-double as well.

The Dolphins are back in action on Friday, Oct. 20, against Stetson. First serve is set for 7:30 p.m.