SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2004
Volleyball Hands FAU its First Defeat in A-Sun Play with 3-2 Victory
Nov. 7, 2004
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Sophomore outside hitter Petya Borisova (Sofia, Bulgaria) tallied a career-high 20 kills and 21 digs while junior outside hitter Joanna Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and junior setter Erin Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) also finished with a doubles to lead the Jacksonville University volleyball team to a 3-2 (30-28, 30-22, 21-30, 21-30, 15-12) win over Atlantic Conference leader Florida Atlantic, Saturday evening at FAU Gym. Donivan paced the JU offense with 49 assists and also contributed with 15 digs while Silva recorded 16 digs and 10 kills to finish with her second consecutive kill effort of the year. The Dolphins improve to 11-11 overall and 7-2 in A-Sun play while the Owls fall to 20-5, 9-1.
Junior middle hitter Lindsay Ward (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) also tallied 10 kills on the evening to lead the Dolphin offense. Senior libero Kelly Ryals (Gainesville, Fla.) recorded 20 digs while sophomore outside hitter Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) finished with 18 digs to round out the double-digit performances for the evening.
Kelly Paiva led the Owls with a double-double (21 kills, 15 digs) while Iana Andonova (16 kills) and Cayse Kaveny (14 kills) rounded out FAU's squad with double-digit kills. Defensively, Makra Condill finished with a match-high 25 digs while Lauren McHugh (19) and Jenn Way (15) also cracked the double-digit mark in digs. Krista Klawaitter and Courtenay Kiebert tallied 34 and 22 assists, respectively, for the Owls. FAU led the contest with a .197-.164 hitting percentage advantage but JU finished with an 8.0-6-5 in blocks.
JU will next face UCF on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. to close out its Atlantic Sun Conference schedule. The Dolphins, who have secured the fourth-seed in the A-Sun Championship, tied a program record for most consecutive conference wins with six. The squad will play its final home match against Georgia Southern on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. before completing the season at USF on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.