FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2004
Volleyball Rallies For 3-2 Win Over Campbell
Oct. 15, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior outside hitter Candice Rose (Mechanicsville, Md.) tied her career-high with 20 kills while sophomore outside hitters Petya Borisova (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) each tallied double-doubles to lead the JU volleyball team to a 3-2 (28-30, 30-24, 30-21, 23-30, 17-15) win over Campbell, Saturday evening in an Atlantic Sun Conference match at Swisher Gymnasium. Stoilova finished with 16 kills and 15 digs while Borisova recorded 19 digs and 10 kills to earn her fifth double-double of the year. The victory also marked the fourth consecutive win for the Dolphins and the squad's sixth victory in their last seven matches. JU is now 6-9 overall and 4-2 in the A-Sun while Campbell falls to 8-11, 2-3.
Junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) set a season-high 56 assists (two short of her personal-best of 58) while senior libero Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) led the Dolphin defense with 29 digs on the evening. Junior middle hitters Danielle Neville (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Lindsay Ward (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) also provided a spark for the Dolphins with 11 kills each.
Tabitha Turner finished with 25 kills and 12 digs while Rachel Templin added 19 kills to lead the Fighting Camels' offense. Sarah Dillon (52 assists), Alissa Brackeen (30 digs) and Crystal Sieber (19 digs) also contributed to the squad. Campbell out hit the Dolphins, .223-.165 and also held the advantage at the net with 11.0 blocks to JU's 5.0.
In game one, Campbell jumped out to an early 4-1 lead before JU used an 11-6 run to take a 12-10 advantage. Neither team would lead by more than two points for the remainder of the game until an attack error by Borisova gave the Fighting Camels a 25-22 lead. The Dolphins would even the contest at 28-28 but consecutive kills by Brittany Rusin gave Campbell the win.
In game two, JU led from beginning to end as the Dolphins evened the match despite being outhit by Campbell (.341-.333). Neville ran off three consecutive kills to give JU its largest lead of the game, 19-11. Campbell would never get as close as three points for the remainder of the frame.
In game three, both teams traded leads in the early stages until two errors by Campbell and a kill by Stoilova gave the Dolphins a 13-10 advantage. JU would increase its lead to 23-14 after Stoilova provided another kill and a service ace. Campbell would not get any closer than five points as the Dolphins used a 3-0 run to end the game and take its first lead in the match.
In game four, Campbell led from start to finish as the Fighting Camels jumped out to an early 5-1 lead and shut down numerous threats from the Dolphins. JU closed the gap to 14-13 after a kill by Stoilova but Campbell responded with a 3-0 run to take the wind out of the Dolphins' sails. JU cut the deficit to 20-19 after a kill by Rose but the Fighting Camels answered with a 5-0 run to take control of the game and never look back.
In the final frame, Campbell took an early 5-2 lead and then increased the margin to 10-5 after an attack error by Stoilova. After a JU timeout, the Dolphins used a 2-0 run to cut the lead to 10-7. After a Campbell timeout, the Fighting Camels answered with a 2-0 run to make it a 12-7 advantage. JU responded immediately with a 4-0 run to take its first lead of the game, 13-12. Campbell recaptured the lead 14-13 after another 2-0 run and looked to have the match in hand. On match-point, Dillon appeared to put away a wild JU pass near the net to give the Fighting Camels the win but the head official called Dillon over the net on the play, negating the score. With the score tied (14-14), both teams exchanged points before Ward and Rose ended the match with consecutive kills to give the Dolphins the come-from-behind win.
JU will next host Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium.