Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Stetson in ASUN Opener

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Jacksonville volleyball sweeps Stetson Friday night in ASUN opener. First win to open ASUN play since 2019.

SET ONE

JU got things started by battling Stetson back and forth early. Julia De Sa picked up a kill to tie the set at ten and the Dolphins went on after that. Jacksonville kept the momentum the entire set 20-16. A big kill from Haley Hart forces Stetson to call a timeout 22-17. The Hatters fought their way back forcing the Dolphins to take a timeout 24-23. Jenna McNamara helped the Dolphins finish set one 25-23.

SET TWO

Stetson started off set two with the momentum 6-4. The Hatters forced Jacksonville to take a timeout 4-8. The Dolphins battle their way back to get within one of the Hatters. McNamara tied the set at eight with a service ace. Stetson utilizes the Dolphins errors to take the lead by two 16-14. Back-to-back service aces for Rebecca Rocassin ties the set 17-17. With Stetson gaining momentum, the Hatters forces Jacksonville to a timeout 17-19. A powerful kill from Haley Hart puts the Dolphins behind one. Jacksonville tied the game 23-23, making Stetson take their last timeout. Hart’s kill closed out set two 25-13.

SET THREE

Jacksonville started set three strong with a 5-2 lead. Extending the lead to 8-3 was Gyrani Rogers with a service ace. The energy from the Dolphins was electric. De Sa solo block allows the Hatters to take a timeout 11-5. De Sa collecting another kill to keep the Dolphins ahead 16-11. Jacksonville kept the momentum closing out set three 25-20.

Jenna McNamara led the Dolphins with 12 kills, Haley Hart adding 11 kills of her own. Rocassin had 36 assists through three sets, with Kariana Ayala-Drew digging 18 to lead the team.

JU returns to Swisher Saturday to take on FGCU at 5pm.

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