Volleyball Drops A Heart-Breaker To Florida A&M, 3-2

Nov. 2, 2000

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Junior outside hitter Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) and junior setter Carrie Bosworth (Centerville, Mass.) posted double-doubles, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match to Florida A&M, 3-2, Thursday night at Gaither Gym.

Arago finished with 23 kills and 16 digs while Bosworth tallied 15 kills and 46 assists for the Dolphins. Senior middle hitter Brooke Jackson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) also finished with a double-digit kill total with 14 while freshman outside hitter Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) led JU with a match-high 23 digs.

The Dolphins held an advantage in almost every statistical category - outhitting FAMU .212-.190, tallying 75 kills to the Rattlers' 61 and outdigging Florida A&M 93-86 - but it was not enough to over come poor hitting and tough losses in the first two games.

JU dropped games one and two 15-13 and 15-12, respectively, and hit just .132 in those contests. The Dolphins would bounce back in the third stanza with a 15-13 win, and would force a game five with a resounding 15-8 victory in game four. But Florida A&M withstood the JU attack and held on for a 15-13 win to clinch the contest.

With the loss, JU falls to 13-10 on the year while FAMU improves to 17-9 overall.

Shante Haymore had a match-best 26 kills to lead the Rattlers while Anisha Nicholson led the FAMU defense with 22 digs.

The Dolphins return to action on Saturday when they travel to Troy, Ala., to take on TAAC foe Troy State at 2 p.m. in Trojan Arena.