Volleyball

Kyle Nanton

Photo by Grace Singer

The Jacksonville University Women’s Volleyball team was in action on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. They faced off against Savannah State University (0-9) on campus at Swisher Gymnasium and spared them little mercy as JU swept the Tiger 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-13). The Lady fins were led by underclassmen Niatha Cullen and Alison Loeppky who had 13 kills and 34 assists respectively.

In the first set the Fins jumped out on the Tigers 6-0, then extended it to 21-11, and take game one. JU was dominant in each set as they improved their record to (7-5) on the season. Savannah State who is winless on the year had no answer for the Dolphins hitters. This was the third game of the weekend for JU, as they fell to Presbyterian College (1-5) Friday September 9, and won Saturday September 10 against South Carolina State (4-6).

The win against Savannah State secured the Dolphins a winning weekend, and that left JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg a happy man.

“It nice to end a weekend with some momentum, now we look forward to preparing for out final non-conference matches before A-Sun play,” said Kupferberg.

The Dolphins will be back on the hardwood Friday when they will compete in the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Florida.