Sand Volleyball Hosts Five-Team Tournament On Campus This Weekend
Niatha Cullen & Kendall Courtney (Photo by ryan Smolka)
Niatha Cullen & Kendall Courtney (Photo by ryan Smolka)

Dolphins No.1 duo of Strausbaugh/Nyquist owns an 8-2 record this season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville sand volleyball squad will be in action on campus this weekend as the Dolphins play host to a five-time tournament Friday and Saturday at the Dolphin Beach Volleyball Complex.

The weekend schedule for the Dolphins includes an A-Sun dual against Stetson as well as match-ups against Florida State, UAB and the College of Charleston.

JU is coming off a dual meet at Florida Gulf Coast in which the Dolphins split a pair of matches. JU’s No.1 duo of sophomore Sammie Strausbaugh (Dover, Pa.) & sophomore Taylor Nyquist (Colleyville, Tex.) had a successful weekend for JU winning both matches by scores of 21-11 & 21-13 in match one and 21-8, 18-21, 15-12 in match two. They have now won seven of their last eight matches overall.

Playing in the No. 2 position the duo of junior Kendall Courtney (Houston, Tex.) and Niatha Cullen (Chana, Ill.) has also had a strong year posting a 6-2 mark.

The compete weekend schedule is as follows:

10am       JU vs STETSON 
11:30am  FSU vs UAB
1pm         JU vs FSU
1pm         CofC vs UAB
3pm         JU vs UAB
3pm         STETSON vs CofC

8:30am    JU vs STETSON
10am       JU vs CofC
10am     FSU vs  UAB
12pm     CofC vs UAB
12pm     FSU vs STETSON
2pm        JU vs FSU
2pm    STETSON vs UAB