Volleyball Falls to George Mason in Opener of Big Orange Bash, 3-0

Sept. 6, 2002

Box Score

CLEMSON, S.C. - Senior outside hitter Brooke Ahrens (Benson, Ill.) turned in her best effort of the season with 10 kills, but the Jacksonville University volleyball team dropped the opener of the Big Orange Bash to George Mason, 30-23, 30-26, 30-19. Host Clemson swept East Carolina in the late match, 30-12, 30-21, 30-19.

Ahrens posted a .529 hitting percentage and recorded a block. Freshman libero Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) continued to play well defensively as she led the Dolphins with 11 digs. Senior setter Kristin Withrow (St. Petersberg, Fla.) led JU with 16 assists, while junior Melissa Bullion (Alvin, Texas) chipped in 10.

Aline Pereira led the way for George Mason with 22 kills and 11 digs, while Jessica Umansky had 46 assists.

JU (1-4) faces Clemson Saturday at 10 p.m. and East Carolina at 4:30 p.m at Jervey Gym.