Dolphins Gear Up for Spring Break Play

Dolphins Gear Up for Spring Break Play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University beach volleyball program welcomes two to Dolphin Beach this week in spring break action. Morehead State will visit the First Coast Monday for double duals at 12 and 2 p.m., before Jacksonville State caps play Wednesday at the same times.

JU's Last Outing
In a big weekend, filled with top-ranked opponents, the Dolphins went to battle against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mercer, No. 11 Grand Canyon, and No. 15 South Carolina in the two-day Gamecock Challenge.

JU posted its first win of the season in a 4-1 victory over UAB as its No. 3, 4 and 5 pairs defeated the Blazers in straight sets.

3. Shelby Babowicz/Jizzyan Gesualdo def. Morgan Smith/Katarina Jovicic (21-15, 21-12)
4. Katie Krawczyk/Vanessa Richards def. Gabbi Moreno/Rachel Evans (25-23, 21-18)
5. Kenley Adams/Haley Jared def. Natalie Wehner/Hanna McMahon (21-18, 21-16)

Krawczyk and Richards have a team-high two wins under their belts, as they also recorded a three-set decision over Arizona State at the start of the season (21-19, 14-21, and 15-12).

In their first ASUN Conference dual, the Dolphins dropped a 5-0 decision to Mercer, but will have a chance for retribution near the end of the season on April 14. 

Scouting the Opposition – Morehead State
Morehead State, one of 15 schools to add beach volleyball this season, opened its inaugural campaign this past weekend at the Stetson Beach Invitational. The team fell 0-3 in duals against No. 12 Stetson, No. 8 Georgia State and New Mexico.

All three decisions were 5-0.

Scouting the Opposition – Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State added beach volleyball a season ago, and earned its first program win last week in a 5-0 victory over Huntingdon.

The Gamecocks will take on Webber International before visiting JU.

Next Up
Jacksonville will play host to Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast in ASUN matchups. Action begins Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m.