HARRISONBURG, Va. (November 9, 2015) – The James Madison volleyball team finished tournament play sweeping Lehigh 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-19) to win the JMU Classic. The Dukes battled with No.4 Florida falling 3-0 (16-25, 30-32, 18-25) in a tough three sets.
JMU swept Lehigh in the final match of the JMU Classic to clinch a tournament win. Junior Janey Goodman had her second double-double of the season against the Mountain Hawks with 10 kills and 14 digs while sophomore Taylor Austin led the team with 22 digs. The Dukes only dropped two sets to opponents finishing to the tournament 9-2 in sets played.
No. 4 Florida opened their 2015 campaign in Harrisonburg for the final game of the weekend.
The Gators started in the first set taking the set 16-25. James Madison took control early in the second set keeping Florida off the boards for 11 straight points with five of the points coming from blocks. Florida came back to make it even at 21. Long rallies forced the set to continue to 32-30, ending in Florida’s favor. In the final set the Dukes and Gators battled back and forth until Florida had a fifteen point run to end the match.
Outside hitter Janey Goodman scored her third consecutive double-double of the season against the Gators. Goodman and Austin are sitting atop the leader boards for the Dukes with 52 kills and 73 digs respectively. Libero Taylor Austin was named Tournament MVP with Janey Goodman and Sarah Patterson being named to the All-Tournament team. Radhi, Goodman, Robertson, Patterson, Recker and Niski all had 14 blocks each on the weekend with Goodman and Robertson having three solo blocks apiece.
JMU Classic All- Tournament Team
MVP – Taylor Austin, JMU
Janey Goodman, JMU
Lauren Jacobsen, Northern Arizona
Maggie Nui, St. Francis
Sarah Patterson, JMU
Janae Vander Ploeg, Northern Arizona
Ana Vhrel, Lehigh
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