Volleyball downed by Belmont, 3-1
Jen Myer recorded a triple-double to help Belmont defeat the JU volleyball team, 3-1 (19-25, 17-25, 25-22, 13-25), on Saturday in A-Sun action at Swisher Gymnasium.

Myer had 13 kills, 12 digs and 11 service aces to lead the Bruins (15-7, 7-1 A-Sun) to a win in their final trip to Jacksonville. Maggie Johnson recorded a match-high 18 kills, while Holly Miranda finished with 40 assists.

“This is not what we wanted out of this weekend,” JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg said. “We lost to the two best teams in the league, but made several key mistakes in the process. We need to shake this funk soon and build some momentum in the final part of the schedule.”

The Dolphins (10-13, 3-5) got nine kills from junior Alison Loeppky and 30 assists from sophomore Kendall Courtney.

In the first set, the Dolphins tied it 10-10 on an attack error by the Bruins. Loeppky recorded a kill to tie it at 14-14, but the Bruins got three straight services aces from Myer to take an 18-14 advantage. Belmont secured the set on consecutive kills from Allison McCoy and Johnson.

In the second set, a kill from sophomore Niatha Cullen cut an early deficit to 9-7. The Dolphins cut the lead to 16-12 on an attack error, but the Bruins tallied a 9-5 stretch to take the set.

In the third set, senior Alliya Drzewiecki recorded three early service aces to give JU an 8-1 advantage. The Dolphins extended the lead to 14-6 on a kill from sophomore Kylie Jacob. An 8-3 run helped the Bruins cut the deficit to 23-20, but a Jacob kill and service error gave JU the set.

In the fourth set, Myer recorded six straight service aces to help the Bruins take a 17-6 advantage. The Dolphins cut the deficit to 23-13 on a Loeppky kill and error. Belmont used an error and a kill from Scarlett Gable to secure the win.

The Dolphins are back in action on Friday when they head across the city to play cross-town rival UNF at 7 p.m. The matchup will also count towards the annual SunTrust River City Rumble standings between the two schools.