Volleyball knocks off Stetson, 3-0

Nov. 10, 2006

Final Stats

DeLAND, Fla. - The Jacksonville volleyball team wrapped up its regular season in style on Friday night, routing Stetson, 3-0.

The Dolphins (15-14) snapped a three-match losing streak behind 19 kills from Eva Stoilova and 15 kills from Stevenique Richardson.

"We played a solid match tonight," said JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg. "We did a lot of good things on both offense and defense, which gives us some momentum heading into the conference tournament."

JU ran away with all three games, winning 30-20, 30-19 and 30-24. The Dolphins pounded out 60 kills in the three games, including 22 in the third game. The offense was efficient as well, hitting .298 for the match.

Five Dolphins had at least five kills in the match and Stoilova picked up her fourth straight double-double with 16 digs. Shelley Walroth continues her campaign for "Libero of the Year" honors with a team-high 22 digs.

Una Dzalba got the starting nod at setter and dished out 49 assists in the win.

Stetson got 11 kills from Gina Iacona and 10 from Beth Slabaugh in the loss.

JU's focus now turns to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, which starts next Friday with the fourth-seeded Dolphins taking on fifth-seeded Gardner-Webb. The winner faces top-seeded East Tennessee State in the semifinals.

"Next week is a very important week and the team knows what they have to do to win the tournament," Kupferberg said. "We want to have a good week of preparation before we head to Nashville so that we can focus on the task at hand when we get there."