FRIDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2004
Volleyball Makes it Two in a Row with 3-0 Win Over Troy
Oct. 8, 2004
TROY, Ala. - Senior outside hitter Candice Rose (Mechanicsville, Md.) and junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) each recorded double-doubles to lead the JU volleyball team to its second-consecutive sweep and its fourth win in its last five contests with a 3-0 (30-20, 30-27, 30-17) victory over Atlantic Sun Conference foe Troy, Friday evening at Trojan Arena. The Dolphins improve to 4-9 overall and 3-2 in the A-Sun while the Lady Trojans fall to 3-13, 1-3. Rose (10 kills, 10 digs) and Donivan (27 assists, 12 digs) paced the JU offense on the evening while senior libero Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) added 13 digs and junior middle blocker Danielle Neville (Greenwood Village, Colo.) finished with eight kills, a .375 hitting percentage (8-2-16) and five blocks.
Sophomore outside hitter Petya Borisova (Sofia, Bulgaria) also tallied seven kills and eight digs as the Dolphins outhit the Lady Trojans (.209-.009) and held the advantage in blocks by a 9.0-7.0 margin. It marked the first time JU swept opponents in consecutive matrches since Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2003 (Bethune-Cookman and Stetson). The Dolphins are now 3-1 on the road against A-Sun opponents.
Claire Murphy led Troy with nine kills and a .333 hitting percentage (9-3-18) while Eliza Zwettler led the squad with 24 assists. Bridget Reidy also added a team-high nine digs.
JU won the first game by finishing with a .211 hitting percentage compared to Troy's -.050 as the Lady Trojans committed more errors (nine) than kills (seven). In the second game, Troy hit better than the Dolphins (.162-.111) but JU took the second game by a 30-27 margin. In the final frame, the Dolphins finished with a match-high .370 hitting percentage (14-4-27) while forcing the Lady Trojans to once again record more attack errors (11) than kills (eight) en route to a -.086 percentage.
JU will next travel to Bethune-Cookman to face the Lady Wildcats in a non-conference match on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.