SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2001
Dimitrova's Double-Double Leads Volleyball Past Belmont, 3-0
Nov. 4, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Belmont (6-15, 2-6 A-Sun) 16 30 23 JU (8-15, 6-4 A-Sun) 30 31 30
JU junior middle hitter Brooke Ahrens (Benson, Ill.) and sophomore middle hitter Radka Dimitrova (Sofia, Bulgaria) teamed up to tally 25 kills to lift the Dolphins (8-15, 6-4 A-Sun) past Belmont (6-15, 2-6 A-Sun), 3-0, Sunday afternoon in their A-Sun conference finale at Swisher Gymnasium. With a 6-4 A-Sun record, the Dolphins have secured a spot in the A-Sun Championship to be held on Nov. 16-17 in Boca Raton, Fla.
For the third consecutive match the Dolphins took a quick 2-0 advantage. JU took game one, 30-16, recording 19 kills on just one attack error for a scorching .514 attack percentage.
The Dolphins seemed to let up early on in game two before rallying for a 31-30 come-from-behind win. JU was able to maintain the momentum to put Belmont away, 30-23 in the final game.
Senior setter Carrie Bosworth (Centreville, Mass.) and junior setter Kristin Withrow (St. Petersburg, Fla.) combined to record 45 assists and junior outside hitter Alesha Rodriguez (Cleveland, Ohio) chipped in with 10 digs in the win.
Britney Baggett led the Bruins with 10 kills and nine digs in the loss, while Josie Hackworth added a team-high 14 assists.
The Dolphins return to action on Nov. 7 when they travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida A&M at 7 p.m.