Volleyball Takes Second Straight with 3-1 Win Over Stetson

Sept. 29, 2004

Box Score

DeLAND, Fla. -

Senior outside hitter Candice Rose (Mechanicsville, Md.) led the Dolphins for the second consecutive match with 19 kills while sophomore outside hitter Petya Borisova (Sofia, Bulgaria) tallied her second straight double-double (20 digs, 11 kills) to lead the Jacksonville University volleyball team to a 3-1 (30-27, 26-30, 30-17, 30-11) win over Stetson, Wednesday evening in a non-conference contest at the Edmunds Center. The Dolphins improve to 2-8 overall while the Hatters fall to 3-6. The contest was rescheduled from an earlier date (Sept. 28) due the affects from Hurricane Jeanne.

Senior Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) added 20 digs, sophomore outside hitter Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) tallied 13 kills and junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) dished out 49 assists to also lead the squad. Rose, who leads the squad with 94 kills on the season, also paced the Dolphin offense by hitting .395 (19-4-38) in the contest. Overall, JU finished with a team hitting percentage of .285 (68-21-165) and nine blocks while Stetson managed only .145 (49-25-166) and four on the evening. Junior middle hitter Danielle Neville (Greenwood Village, Colo.) recorded a match-high seven blocks and junior outside hitter Joanna Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) added 16 digs.

DeeAnn Dempsey led the Hatters with a double-double (12 kills, 14 digs) while Kira Smedley (11) and Ashley Porterfield (10) also contributed double-digit kill efforts. Liz Gorski (20) and Rachel Miller (11) finished with double-digits in digs.

JU took a 1-0 lead after holding off Stetson in game one but fell to the Hatters in game two. The Dolphins dominated the remainder of the contest by outhitting the Hatters .310-.133 in game three and .556-(-0.65) in the final frame.

The Dolphins will next travel to Nashville, Ten., to continue Atlantic Sun Conference play against Belmont on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Lipscomb on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m.