THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2007
Volleyball competes in Black & Gold Challenge this weekend
Sept. 6, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
After going 2-1 at The Loop Pizza Grill Invitational, the JU volleyball team will compete in the Black & Gold Challenge this weekend at Reynolds Gymnasium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Dolphins will open the tournament against Radford at 4:30 p.m., on Friday. JU will then have two matches on Saturday with No. 23 Dayton at 10 a.m., and host Wake Forest at 7 p.m.
All matches will be available on GameTracker at www.judolphins.com.
In all four matches last week, including Georgia, she finished with double-figure kills and also tallied a double-double (22K, 10D) against Presbyterian College. For the week, she finished with 53 kills, 3.79 kills per game, a .348 hitting percentage and 11 aces, 1.93 digs per game and four blocks.
An A-Sun all-freshman team selection, Walroth also set a program record with 34 digs in a four-game match against North Florida, surpassing the previous mark of 30 by Cheryl Rothwell vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 1997.
This season, she is off to a good pace by averaging 5.78 digs per game, which ranks her second in the conference.
She also earned all-tournament honors for The Loop Pizza Grill Invitational after finishing with a tournament-high 57 digs and an average of 5.18 dpg.
In his inaugural year at JU, Kupferberg went through growing pains with his new squad but eventually enjoyed the fruits of his labor at the end of the season as JU advanced to the A-Sun Tournament Finals for only the second time in program history.
His five-year record at Northwest was 91- 52, with only one losing season (his first) during that time frame. During his tenure, he led Northwest to its highest national ranking ever (10th) and to its first-ever regional championship match.
Lehman named all-tournament
In three matches, she led the squad with 31 kills, 2.82 kills per game and a .242 hitting percentage. She also ranked third on the squad with nine blocks and fourth with 20 digs.
She currently has a two match double- double streak under her belt as well.