TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2004
Volleyball Cruises Past Savannah State, 3-0
Nov. 2, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior outside hitter Joanna Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) tallied a career-high 13 kills with a .588 hitting percentage (13-3-17) while freshman middle hitter Katie Hendrian (Cincinnati, Ohio), junior outside hitter Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) and junior middle hitter Lindsay Ward (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) each recorded double-digit kills to lead the JU volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-16, 30-14, 30-15) win over Savannah State, Tuesday evening in a non-conference match at Swisher Gymnasium. Hendrian, who tallied 11 kills, also registered a career-high .714 hitting percentage (11-1-14) while Stoilova (11) and Ward (10) rounded out the Dolphin kill leaders. JU finished with a .407 hitting percentage (59-15-108) while holding the Lady Tigers to only a .013 (18-17-78) mark on the evening. The Dolphins improve to 10-11 overall while Savannah State drops to 1-29.
Senior libero Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) led the squad with a match-high 13 digs while junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) and sophomore setter Erin Hickman (San Antonio, Texas) distributed 24 and 23 assists, respectively. JU finished with 11 service aces in the contest, including a season-high six by sophomore outside hitter Kerstin Erickson (St. Charles, Ill.).
Donna Jenkins finished with eight kills to lead the Savannah State offense while Patricia Ortiz dished out 15 assists. Defensively, Danielle Sampson tallied a team-high nine digs.
JU will complete its Atlantic Sun Conference schedule this weekend as the Dolphins face FAU on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. before completing their weekend at UCF on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. JU is currently tied for third place in the conference standings with Georgia State at 6-2. FAU leads the A-Sun with an 8-0 mark while UCF is fifth with a 5-4 record. FAU, Belmont (8-2), Jacksonville and Georgia State have qualified for four of the six spots in the A-Sun Championship on Nov. 19-20, in Orlando, Fla.