After completing its final non-conference tournament in 2010, the JU volleyball team (5-8) will end its season-high 14 match road trip against Bethune-Cookman at Moore Gymnasium on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
B-CU (4-12) recently finished 2-1 in its Bethune-Cookman Beach Bash with a split against Providence (3-0, 2-3) and Savannah State (3-1).
The contest will not be available to follow but be sure to see the results on JUDolphins.com.
With a 3-2 loss to USF, the Dolphins dropped their first tournament finale (3-1) and their first five game set of the season (2-1)...JU’s win over UCF was the first since a 3-1 victory at Swisher Gymnasium on Aug. 31, 2005...the Dolphins’ seven true freshman in 2010 is the most on a roster since joining the A-Sun in 1998. The closest number was six during the 2003 season...JU will play 14 matches before away from Swisher Gymnasium to start the 2010 season.
With an infusion of youth, there is a necessary need for veteran leadership and you can look no further than senior outside hitter Aidan Yeager.
The towering southpaw is off to a hot start in 2010 by leading the squad 2.36 kills per set while ranking second with 106 kills, a.248 hitting percentage, 17 service aces, and 41 blocks.
In her fourth year with the program, Yeager is finding her way into the JU career record books for her abilities at the net.
With two blocks vs. New Mexico on Sept. 18, Yeager surpassed Melissa Merchant (281, 2006-07) for second on the JU career list for blocks assists. She is now 71 shy of Danielle Neville’s (2002-05) program record of 353.
She also moved into the top five in total career blocks with 292 and is 25 shy of surpassing Merchant (316) for fourth.
Loeppky and Yeager named all-tourney
The Dolphins may not have finished with a good overall result at the Hilton Garden Inn Tournament in Tampa, Fla., but the Dolphins continued to develop as a squad and ready themselves for A-Sun play.
Among the positives over the weekend, senior outside hitter Aidan Yeager and sophomore middle blocker Alison Loeppky were each named to the all-tournament team.
Yeager led the Dolphins with a .300 hitting percentage and seven aces while ranking second with 26 kills, 2.36 kills per set and four blocks.
Loeppky finished with 15 kills, a .244 hitting percentage and four blocks.