This Week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Feb. 12, 2007


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In this week's edition, we look back at a successful week in JU athletics, while looking at the lovely week ahead around campus.


Men's Basketball

The Dolphins have won six of their last seven games after defeating East Tennessee State and Kennesaw State last week.

JU ended East Tennessee State's 10-game winning streak with a 74-66 victory at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Area on Feb 8. Freshman Ben Smith recorded 14 points against the Buccaneers.

Smith ended the week with a season-high 20 points to lead the Dolphins to a 76-72 win against Kennesaw State on Feb. 10 at Swisher Gymnasium.

This week, the Dolphins travel to face Mercer on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on Comcast Sports Southeast (local ch. 54) as part of the Atlantic Sun "Game of the Week."

JU will finish the week in DeLand, Fla. on Sunday to face in-state rival Stetson at 6 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Sophomore guard Regina Omoite scored a career-high 19 points and junior forward Ashley Williams tallied her 12th career double-double to lead the Dolphins to a clean sweep in the SunTrust River City Rumble with a 67-52 win over North Florida on Feb. 10

JU (14-8, 8-4 A-Sun) set a new program record for wins (surpassing the previous mark of 13 in 2000-01) by dominating the boards (46-35) and converting 24 points on 17 Osprey turnovers.

The Dolphins will next host East Tennessee State at Swisher Gymnasium on Thursday at 7 p.m. and play Kennesaw State on Saturday at 2 p.m.


Freshman Ashley Iveson tossed seven scoreless innings in her first collegiate start to help JU defeat UNC-Greensboro, 3-0, on Feb. 11 in the final day of the JU Tournament.

She finished the week with a 0.87 ERA, while allowing only one run on six hits and striking out eight batters.

Offensively, Ashley Mora picked up four doubles in five games, while Pat Melo recorded four hits.

The Dolphins travel to Tallahassee, Fla. to complete in the Sunshine State Classic starting on Friday. They open the tournament with Memphis at 9:30 a.m. and finish the day with No. 25 Florida State at 5 p.m. JU will wrap up that tournament on Saturday with South Carolina at 9:30 a.m. and Kansas at Noon.

Women's & Men's Tennis

Both JU tennis programs split a pair of hard fought matches last week.

The men fell to cross-town rival North Florida, 4-3, on Feb. 9 before downing Florida A&M by the same score the next day.

The women opened the week with a 5-2 win against former A-Sun rival UCF on Feb. 10, but fell a day later at South Florida, 7-0.

The women host Stetson at the Keith Watson Family Complex on Friday at 1 p.m., while the men are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 24. as they host Mercer at 2 p.m.

Other Notable Events

- The track and field team heads to Johnson City, Tenn. for the A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships to defend their 2006 title on Friday and Saturday.

- The baseball team hosts Georgia Southern and USF at Alexander Brest Field this week. They finish with a two-game set in Tampa against USF starting on Saturday.

- The men's golf team competes in the Pat Hicks-Southern Invitational on Monday in St. George, Utah.