SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2004
Volleyball Completes Road Sweep with 3-0 Win Over UCF
Nov. 7, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. - Sophomore outside hitter Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) finished with a match-high 17 kills while junior middle hitter Lindsay Ward (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) added eight kills and a career-high seven blocks to lead the Jacksonville University volleyball team its program record seventh consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference win with a 3-0 (30-24, 30-26, 30-26) victory over UCF, Sunday evening at UCF Arena. The Dolphins set their previous record of six consecutive conference wins last season. JU improves to 12-11 overall and finishes its A-Sun schedule with an 8-2 mark while UCF falls to 8-14, 5-5. The Dolphins, who earned the fourth seed in the A-Sun Championships on Nov. 19-20, will next host its final home match of the 2004 season against Georgia Southern on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Sophomore outside hitter Petya Borisova (Sofia, Bulgaria) added 11 digs and junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) dished out 40 assists to also contribute to the squad. JU outhit UCF in the contest by a .171-.138 margin but the Knights held the advantage in team blocks (9.0-8.0). Schanell Neiderworder led the Golden Knights with 10 kills while Katie Kohnen (12), Tanya Jarvis (10) and Michelle Spaleta (10) each added double-digit digs.
In game one, UCF took an early 5-2 advantage before JU used a 15-4 run to take a 17-9 lead. The Knights would score seven of the next 10 points to close the gap to 20-17 before a 3-0 JU run gave the Dolphins a 23-17 lead. Both teams would trade points for the remainder of the game as JU took a 1-0 advantage in the match.
In the second game, JU used a pair of 5-0 runs to take a 17-12 lead. UCF answered with a 6-0 run to regain control, 18-17. JU got back on top with a 4-2 run (21-19) before ending the game with a 5-0 run to get the win. In the final frame, JU held a slim 13-11 lead before an 8-1 run made it 21-12. The two teams exchanged leads before the Knights used a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 27-23, but they would get no closer as JU took the match.