This Week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Jan. 29, 2007


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In this week's edition, we look back at JU's key wins from last week and take a look at the busy week ahead around campus.


Men's Basketball

The Dolphins split a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference games on the road last week in North Carolina.

On Jan 25, JU picked up its third consecutve win by holding off a late run by Gardner-Webb to secure a 64-59 win at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, N.C.

Lehmon Colbert led the Dolphins with 17 points and eight rebounds. The Dolphins' winning streak was halted two days later when a late JU scoring drought helped Campbell pull away with a 84-74 victory.

The Dolphins had four players in double figures - led by Colbert, Jesse Kimbrough and Tyrone Curnell-who all had 14 apiece.

This week, JU will host cross-town rival North Florida on Saturday another installment of the year-long SunTrust River City Rumble at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 6 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Records are beginning to fall for the Dolphins after sweeping two A-Sun games last week at home.

Junior Ashley Williams recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds to help JU down Stetson, 60-55, on Jan. 18.

The win was the Dolphins eighth home win this season, which sets a program record. The victory also marked the 50th in head coach Jill Dunn's career.

On Jan. 20, the Dolphins knocked off Mercer, 58-47, with the help of Williams' 11th career double-double (18 pts, 14 rbs.).

JU (12-7, 6-3 A-Sun) tied a program record with its sixth consecutive home win and is one victory shy of tying the school record for wins set in 2000-01.

The Dolphins are back in action on Saturday as they travel Boiling Spring, N.C. to face Gardner-Webb at 9 p.m. Fans can see the game live on Comcast Sports Southeast-local channel 54.

They will wrap up the week on Saturday at Campbell. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.

Women's Track & Field

In their final meet before the A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships, the JU track team had a good showing at the Diet Pepsi Invitational on Jan. 27 at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.

Senior Janita Ocana led the way for the Dolphins by producing three top-10 marks., while sophomore Natasha Harvey was the top collegian in the long jump with a second place overall tally of 20'5.25. She has yet to finish outside the top two marks in the long jump this indoor season.

The Dolphins will spend the next two weeks training before heading to Johnson City, Tenn. to defend their 2006 title on Feb. 16-17.

Men's Tennis

The Dolphins took five singles matches to down Georgia Southern, 5-2, in the 2007 home opener at the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex on Jan. 27.

JU is back in action on Friday, Feb. 9, as they host cross-town rival North Florida for another installment of the year-long SunTrust River City Rumble. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Women's Tennis

Senior Emese Sulyos won the No. 1 singles match, but it wasn't enough as the JU fell to Florida State, 6-1, on Jan. 27 in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Dolphins bounced back the next day by dowing Florida A&M, 6-1. JU returns to the courts to host North Florida on Thursday at 2 p.m. They finish the week at Georgia Southern on Saturday at 1 pm.


The defending A-Sun champion Dolphins open the 2007 season at Florida A&M on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

They will host in-state rival Bethune-Cookman in a three-game series at Alexander Brest Field starting Friday. First pitch on Friday is set for 4 p.m.