FRIDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2000
Volleyball Outlast Jacksonville State, 3-2
Oct. 6, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - It took a little longer than head coach Robin Mignerey expected, but the Jacksonville University volleyball team won its seventh straight match Friday night, defeating TAAC foe Jacksonville State, 3-2, at the Pete Matthews Coliseum.
JU, which took a 2-0 advantage after the first two games, had to fight off an unflappable Lady Gamecock team which fought back all night and forced a match-deciding fifth game. The Dolphins would regroup, however, and put JSU away with a 15-11 win in game five.
Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) and Brooke Jackson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) shared team-high honors in kills with 16 while Tiffany Twaddle (Dallas, Texas) had 15 and Jessica Windell (Newport, Ore.) finished with 11. Arago led the way defensively with a match-high 23 digs. Jackson finished the match with a team-high five blocks while Windell led all players with five service aces.
The Dolphins played well early on, winning game one by a 15-10 score. Game two was much of the same as JU hit .593 (17 kills, one error, 27 attacks) for the game while holding Jacksonville State to just a .107 clip (six kills, three errors, 28 attempts).
But poor hitting cost JU in games three and four as they would compile .123 and .023 attack percentages, respectively.
Game five began with a see-saw battle that saw each team stuggle to hold its serve. The Dolphins, however, would take a two-point lead at 9-7 and would never look back.
Kelby Rumph led Jacksonville State with a match-high 23 kills and a team-high 15 assists. Other JSU players with double-digit kill totals were Eysha Ambler with 12 and Christina Cary with 11.