Volleyball Aces Bethune-Cookman, 3-2

Nov. 8, 2000

Box Score

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Jacksonville University volleyball team served up a school-record 20 aces as the Dolphins defeated Bethune-Cookman, 3-2, Wednesday evening at Moore Gymnasium.

Junior outside hitter Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) tied JU's five-game match record for service aces with nine, while also tallying 15 kills. Senior middle hitter Brooke Jackson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)led the Dolphins' office with 23 kills as JU tallied a .316 attack percentage (73 kills, 25 errors, 152 attempts).

Freshman outside hitter Radka Dimitrova (Sofia, Bulgaria) and senior middle hitter Tiffany Twaddle (Dallas, Texas) led the Dolphin defense with 11 digs each.

The Dolphins appeared to be headed for an easy win as the match began. JU ran out to a 7-1 lead in game one and cruised to a 15-7 win. In the opening game, JU tallied seven service aces. Bethune-Cookman came right back, though, and ran out to a 3-0 lead in game two. The Lady Wildcats held the lead most of the way, but JU fought back to take the lead at 12-11. Bethne-Cookman refused to go away and went on to win, 15-13.

Game three proved to be an impressive performance for the Dolphins as they ran away with a 15-3 win. Bethune-Cookman forced a game five when they refused to lose the fourth game. The Lady Wildcats had an early 3-1 lead and came back from a 7-3 JU advantage. BCC tied the score at 10-10 and outscored the Dolphins 5-1 the rest of the way to win 15-11.

The Dolphins took and early 2-0 lead in game five, but Bethune-Cookman played a tough contest early on. The Lady Wildcats led 5-4, but JU would pull away eventually. JU retook the lead at 7-6, and outscored BCC 8-2 the rest of the match for the decisive 15-8 victory.

Shana Herron led Bethune-Cookman with 16 kills while Cortina Hall paced the Lady Wildcat defense with 12 digs.

The Dolphins return to action when they close out the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 vs. TAAC foe Mercer at 5 p.m. Prior to the start of the contest, JU will honor its four-member senior class.