WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
Volleyball knocks off Bethune-Cookman, 3-1
Oct. 25, 2006
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - JU (12-11) shook off a rough start by committing just three attack errors over the final three games. Petya Borisova picked up a double-double with 20 kills and 13 digs while Stevenique Richardson had 15 kills. Katie Hendrian also picked up a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs.
Una Dzalba came off the bench in game one to dish out 55 assists. Shelley Walroth recorded a match-high 24 digs.
"This was a good win for us as we head into a very important weekend," said JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg. "We've played three good matches in a row and I expect us to keep that going when we return to the court on Friday."
The match got off to a sluggish start for JU as the Dolphins dropped game one, 30-28. JU trailed early, 9-7, and after tying the game at 11 saw the Wildcats take a 17-12 lead. The Dolphins rallied to cut the deficit to one, 19-18, and eventually tied the game at 24, before taking their first lead of the game, 25-24.
The Wildcats answered back, scoring the next four points to take a 28-25 lead. JU fought off three game points, but BCC was able to get the final point for the 30-28 win. JU had 16 kills in the game, with Eva Stoilova getting six, but it wasn't enough as BCC hit .242 for the game.
Game two saw the Dolphins get off to another sluggish start before turning on the jets to cruise to a 30-14 win. With the game tied at six, JU went on a 17-1 run to take a 23-7 lead and never looked back in evening the match at a game apiece. Richardson had four kills to pace the offense, which hit .483 in the game with 15 kills.
The Dolphins opened game three the same way they ended game two, scoring the first points of the game on their way to a 10-3 lead. JU continued to push, taking a 20-10 lead as they took care of the game and a 2-1 lead, 30-19. JU needed just 15 kills to take the game, with Borisova and Richardson getting five apiece in the game.
The final game opened with JU surging to an 8-3 lead as the Dolphins held off a rally midway through the game for a 30-24 win. The Wildcats cut the lead to two on four occasions, but would not get any closer as JU put the match on ice. The Dolphins hit .600 for the game with 21 kills, as Borisova and Hendrian had six apiece.
Tabatha Williams led the Wildcats with 11 kills while Danielle Goodrum had 14 digs.
The Dolphins return to action on Friday at home against Campbell. First serve is set for 7:30 p.m.