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UWF Volleyball downs Alabama Huntsville to Stay Unbeaten in Conference Play

first_img Sept. 30, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Volleyball team rode the strength of Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) to a 30-26, 30-13, 30-18 win over Alabama Huntsville on Sunday afternoon. Rapach had a match high 12 kills, and also chipped in with 12 assists, 4 digs, and 2 blocks. The win moves UWF to 19-2 on the season, and 4-0 in the Gulf South Conference.The Argos were a little sluggish in game one, only hitting .171, but turned it up in game two by hitting an impressive .448. Rapach and Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) both hit over .400 for the match, while Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.) hit .389, and Louann Rusch (So. / Homestead, Fla.) hit .308. The Argos were in control of the match from the outset and played 11 different players.Alabama Huntsville dropped to 7-16 on the season, and 1-4 in the conference with the loss. Kelly Ingram lead the Chargers with 10 kills. The Argos defense stopped the UAH offense as the Chargers had a negative hitting percentage for games two and three, while the Argos piled up 8 blocks. The Argos setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) and the Chargers setter Yuki Kuriharra tied for a match high 24 assists.The well rounded Argonaut attack produced 46 kills, while the Chargers only managed 31. Jamie Nichols (So. / Crawfordville, Fla.) chipped in with 5 kills and 5 digs, most of which game early in game three as the Argos got out to quick lead in the decisive game. Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) led the West Florida defense with 16 digs, while Gonzalez added 10 digs. Carter became the second Argonaut ever to amass 1,000 digs, as she passed the mark in game one. She now has 1,011 digs and trails the all-time leader, Jessica Bragion (1,029), by only 18 digs.The Argos will travel to West Alabama and Montevallo next weekend for conference matches. Friday night (Oct. 5) at 7:00 pm is the match against West Alabama. Then on Saturday, UWF will be at Montevallo for a 2:00 match. The next home match for the Argos is Tuesday, October 9th, at 6:00 pm in the UWF Fieldhouse. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball downs Alabama Huntsville to Stay Unbeaten in Conference Playlast_img read more

Jol unfazed by poor start

first_img Scott Parker will make a welcome return to Fulham’s midfield should he be fit, while Dimitar Berbatov is expected to line up having used the international break to get over the knock he picked up against Stoke. But even with a stronger squad, Jol knows his side cannot travel to Selhurst Park believing the three points are guaranteed. “They (Crystal Palace) need the points as well and it’s the Barclays Premier League, so it will be difficult,” he said. “It’s not easy to go away from home to play against these teams. But I think we’ve got the players and the quality to get the result.” Iranian international Ashkan Dejagah won’t be rushed back in to the squad, though, despite playing more than an hour for his country against Thailand earlier in the week. “I’ve got, as I said before, a few options on the flank, especially on that flank, so first he must be 100 per cent fit,” Jol said. “As soon as he’s fit, and he wasn’t until now because he had a big injury, then he’ll be back in the squad.” “Even when you’re in the bottom three at Christmas it doesn’t mean you will go down,” he said, ahead of Monday’s clash between the two teams at Selhurst Park. “I remember Ian Holloway doing an unbelievable job at Blackpool. I think he was in the top eight at one stage four or five years ago and they still got relegated after Christmas. “He played a different system, a very progressive 4-3-3 and he did it again with Crystal Palace. So I still feel that the man is doing a good job, but the results are not going for them. “And hopefully Monday will be the same.” Of his own squad, Jol denied speculation morale is dipping in the dressing room. “We’ve got a great team spirit, we’ve got new players in, I’ve got all these players, 80 per cent of the players are my players and the other players are here for at least two years, so there’s no problem,” he said. “The only problem we have is we had an indifferent result against Cardiff, but Cardiff beat Manchester City as well. So they’re all strong these teams. “West Brom you know, we should have beaten them, they scored in the 93rd minute, they scored the equaliser and a week later they beat Man United away from home. I spoke to my friends and to other managers, and they all know that it’s not easy to get results in the Premier League.” Fulham boss Martin Jol has offered encouraging words to his fans and those at Crystal Palace after both sides’ poor start to the Barclays Premier League season. The Cottagers are outside the relegation zone on goal difference only, while Ian Holloway’s men have just four points from their first seven games. Jol, however, believes early-season form is no indication of how a club will finish. Press Associationlast_img read more