Dolphins Post 3-1 Victory Over Samford

November 5, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville (13-10, 5-1) moved within one game of clinching a first round bye in the upcoming Trans America Athletic Conference volleyball tournament with a 3-1 (15-5, 15-12, 11-15, 15-9) victory over Samford (13-17, 4-4) at Swisher Gymnasium Friday night.

The Dolphins got a career-high 12 kills from junior Tiffany Twaddle as four JU players recorded double-digit kills in a well balanced JU attack. Sophomore Carrie Arago (Longwood, Fla.) had a match-high 17 kills, while senior Kelly Hickam and junior Juanita Barb (Sarasota, Fla.) recorded 12 and 10 kills respectively. Junior Jessica Windell added nine kills as the Dolphins hit .296 for the match. Sophomore setter Carrie Bosworth was one kill away from her fifth triple-double of the season, adding 51 assists and 11 digs. Twaddle's 12 kill, no errors, 16 attempts performance established a new Dolphin hitting percentage record (with 15 attempts or more) of .750.

A solid Dolphin defense at the net, led by Barb's six block assists, recorded eight team blocks as JU held Samford to a .167 hitting percentage. Samford's hitters were led by sophomores Shellie Ouldhouse and Whitney Miller, each recording 13 kills in the match. Freshman Abby Miner (Largo, Fla.) joined the sophomores in double-digit kills with 12. The Bulldogs' setting role was split between freshman Colleen Donivan (Sarasota, Fla.) and junior Shaliece Hall (Ft. Myers, Fla.), the duo combining for 42 assists in the match, 14 and 28 respectively. Miner added a team high 14 digs for the Bulldogs.

Jacksonville will return to action on Saturday night when they host Jacksonville State in a key TAAC match at 7:00 P.M. The Bulldogs meanwhile will continue their Florida swing with a Saturday stop in DeLand where they will face Stetson.