FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2000
Volleyball Defeats Troy State To Earn First-Ever TAAC Tournament Victory
Nov. 17, 2000
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Juniors Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) and Carrie Bosworth (Centerville, Mass.) posted double-doubles as the Jacksonville University Volleyball team defeated Troy State, 3-1, at the Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament Friday afternoon at the FAU Gymnasium.
Arago, an outside hitter, tied senior middle hitter Brooke Jackson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) for team-high kills honors with 15 while leading all players with a match-high 22 digs. Bosworth, meanwhile, had 44 assists and 10 kills while finishing one dig shy of a triple-double with nine.
The victory was the first-ever TAAC Tournament win for the Dolphins since joining the league in 1998, and marked the first time JU won a postseason game since 1989 when the squad defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 3-0, in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. With the win, JU improves to 17-10 overall and advances to the semifinals where the Dolphins will take on No. 2 seed UCF at 6:30 p.m. today. Troy State concluded its season with a 20-11 record.
Senior middle hitter Tiffany Twaddle (Dallas, Texas) also had an impressive performance, tallying 19 digs, eight blocks (three solos) and three service aces. Senior outside hitter Juanita Barb (Sarasota, Fla.) led JU with a match-high four aces as the Dolphins logged 10 aces as a team.
Game one was a back-and-forth contest which had JU leading, 8-7, at the midway point. But the Dolphins would go on to outscore the Trojans 7-2 the rest of the way for a 15-9 win. Troy State jumped out to a commanding 8-2 lead in the second stanza, but the Dolphins battled back to tie the score at 13 all. The Dolphins wound up scoring the final five points of the game as JU won, 15-13.
It was the exact opposite scenario in game three as it was the Dolphins jumped out to an early lead only to watch the squad on the other side of the net earn the victory. JU ran out to an 11-3 lead, but Troy State roared back to 12 of the final 13 points scored for a 15-12 win to force a game four.
In the fourth contest, JU ran out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back. After the Trojans cut the lead to 6-4, the Dolphins went on a 9-1 run and clinched the match with a 15-6 victory.
Troy State's Haven Triboulet and Rachel Hassan each had double-doubles in the loss. Triboulet led all players with a match-high 20 kills and tied Hassan for team-high dig honors with 13. Hassan added 16 kills, while Emily Larson paced the club with 20 digs.