SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2011
Volleyball defeats Savannah State, 3-0
The JU volleyball team bounced back from its tough Friday night loss with a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-20, 26-24) at Savannah State on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Alyssa Robertson had 10 kills to lead the Dolphins (13-16) in their final non-conference match. Freshman Nadia Booker added nine kills, while sophomore Kendall Courtney registered 32 assists and 10 digs in the victory.
“We played well,” JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg said. “It was good to see everyone play well in the win. Now, we will turn our focus to our last two A-Sun matches at home.”
The Lady Tigers (0-23) got seven kills each from Jennifer Lowe and Bianca Helton in the loss.
In the first set, a service ace from freshman Cari Whitmire and consecutive kills by senior Alliya Drzewiecki helped the Dolphins gain a 11-8 lead. The Lady Tigers closed the gap to 16-14 on a ball handling error by Courtney. Booker and sophomore Kylie Jacob each added kills to close a 9-1 JU run to win the set.
In the second set, the Dolphins tied it at 11-11 on an attack error from Lowe. JU followed with a 10-2 stretch, capped on an ace by senior Ashley August, to take a 21-13 lead. The Lady Tigers cut the deficit to 24-20, but an attack error gave the Dolphins the set.
In the third set, Savannah State took on early 12-9 advantage from an ace by Bridgette Stephens. The Dolphins managed to tie it at 15-all from a service ace by freshman Jenna Orner, but the Lady Tigers took a 22-20 lead on consecutive JU errors. The Dolphins broke a 24-23 set point with a Booker kill before securing the win on an August ace.
The Dolphins are back home Friday to host A-Sun foe Stetson in Swisher Gymnasium at 7 p.m. It will also be Senior Night as the program honors August, Drzewiecki and Kathryn Kane in a pregame ceremony.