FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2000
Volleyball Falls To UCF In TAAC Tournament; Finish Season At 17-11
Nov. 17, 2000
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Junior setter Carrie Bosworth (Centerville, Mass.) set the single-season assist record, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match to UCF, 3-0, in the Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at the FAU Gymnasium.
Bosworth, who tallied 31 assists, 11 kills and nine digs in the loss, eclipsed the mark of 1,123 - set by current JU assistant Aiko Beltran - and finished the year with 1,149. Bosworth also set the single-season record in assist per game with an 11.05 average, breaking Beltran's 1998 mark of 9.84.
Junior outside hitter Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) also had a double-double, leading all players with 16 kills and 20 digs. Defensively, senior right-side hitter Jessica Windell tallied 12 digs, and senior middle hitter Tiffany Twaddle (Dallas, Texas) was not far behind with 11.
Bosworth's record-setting performance and Arago's double-double, however, were not enough to overcome a poor hitting night for the Dolphins as JU tallied just a .093 attack percentage (49 kills, 35 errors, 151 attempts). A main reason for that was the blocking ability of UCF as the Knights logged three solo blocks and 20 block assists.
UCF's Piper Morgan led the Knight defense with eight total blocks while also tallying 10 kills. Lindsey Whalen led UCF in kills and digs with 15 and 12, respectively.
After dropping game one, 15-13, JU took an early 2-0 lead in game two. UCF would go on a 10-1 run to take a commanding 10-3 lead, but the Dolphins went on a 6-0 lead to cut the lead to just one. The Knights regrouped after a timeout, though, and went on to win the second stanza, 15-12.
UCF appeared headed to a runaway victory in game three, streaking out to a 5-0 lead. But the Dolphins refused to go away quietly and went on a 6-1 run to tie the score at 6-all. The Dolphins stayed within two points of the Knights the rest of the way, but could get no closer as UCF went on to win 15-13.
The loss eliminated the Dolphins from postseason play as they finished the season at 17-11. UCF, meanwhile, advanced to the TAAC Championship match where the Knights will take on top-seeded Georgia State on Saturday at noon.