FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
Volleyball blanks Stetson, 3-0, to continue streak
Senior outside hitter Brooke Singleton
Senior outside hitter Brooke Singleton
Junior setter Hannah Munneke tallied a double-double while pacing a red hot Dolphin offense as the JU volleyball team made quick work of Stetson, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-18), Friday evening at the Edmunds Center.

JU (14-5, 10-2), which now holds its longest winning streak under head coach Shaun Kupferberg, tied the longest winning streak since joining the A-Sun in 1998 (11, 2003).

SU (1-18, 0-12) hit a match-low .148 in the contest, including a low of .067 in the second set.

“It was good to see us focused with a short week,” said JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg. “Now we have to get some rest and be ready to face a Florida Gulf Coast team that is very difficult to play at home.”

Senior outside hitter Brooke Singleton, who had her four match double-double streak snapped, finished with a match-high 13 kills, three aces and two blocks while adding six digs. Sophomore outside hitter Kathryn Kane also tallied 13 kills while hitting .458 (13-2-24) in the contest. Senior middle blocker Nicki Kent added 10 kills, two blocks and a match-high .533 (10-2-15) hitting percentage. Munneke led the offense with 34 assists while adding 10 digs.

Walroth, who finished with a match-high 13 digs, moved into 21st place in the NCAA all-time digs list and is 13 shy of moving into the top 20.

The Dolphins were without freshman middle blocker Alison Loeppky due to a finger injury and junior middle blocker Brittany Lehman was also limited due to an abdominal strain.

Stephanie Canfield led the Hatters with nine kills while Laura Boyd added five kills and a match-high three blocks. Anna Becker tied a match-high with 13 digs.

In the first set, both teams went through two ties until JU used a 4-0 run to open up a 9-5 lead on a kill by junior outside hitter Aidan Yeager. The Dolphins increased the lead to 14-9 with a kill by Singleton and then used a 4-0 run, capped by an ace by Lehman, to make it 20-13. Both teams would trade points the rest of the way until a kill by Singleton gave JU a 1-0 lead in the match.

In the second frame, both teams went through two ties until JU used a 5-0 run to take an 8-3 advantage on an ace by Singleton. The Dolphins increased the lead to 12-6 on a kill by Singleton and then used an 8-2 run to open up a 20-8 advantage. Both teams would trade points the rest of the way until a kill by Kent gave the Dolphins a 2-0 lead into the break.

In the third set, JU jumped out to a 7-2 lead on an attack error by Canfield but the Hatters used a 6-2 run to cut the margin to 10-8 with a kill by Madison Anderson. The Dolphins answered with a 7-0 run, capped by an ace by freshman defensive specialist Nicole Teplitz, to make it 17-8. Both teams would trade points the rest of the way until a kill by freshman outside hitter Alliya Drzewiecki sealed the match.

JU will return action on Saturday at 3 p.m. as the Dolphins travel to FGCU. The contest can be seen live on ASun.TV by logging onto JUDolphins.com.