HAWKINS – Tuesday afternoon’s volleyball match lasted just over 45 minutes as the Jarvis Christian volleyball team made quick work of the Knights from Southwest Adventist in a 3-0 sweep.
The Bulldogs improve to 12-8 on the season as they have now won three games in a row to snap a four-game losing stretch.
Kaia Brooks fired back-to-back aces in the first set to spark an 11-0 run for JCU to pull ahead to a 19-6 lead. Amariah Kendrick then fired an ace to end the set and give JCU the 25-9 first set win.
The second set was much of the same as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-2 early lead. JCU scored four points in a row late in the set and Johnice Hubbard set up the attack and kill for Shayla Montemayor to seal the 25-14 second set win.
The Bulldogs continued the effort into the third set as Lee-Andra Morin fired an ace to start the set and JCU raced out to a 5-0 lead. Later in the set, Brooks fired three aces in a row as part of a 7-0 run to give JCU the 19-4 advantage. Jai Johnson had two kills down the stretch as the Bulldogs continued their display of dominance in a 25-8 third set win to complete the sweep.
“The team came out and took care of business this afternoon,” JCU Head Volleyball Coach Jasmine Abbit said. “I expect to see more of the same tomorrow night when we play Philander Smith here at home. These matches are a chance to continue to improve as we head toward postseason play, so I am proud of the team’s effort in today’s match.”
The Bulldogs are back home in the E.W. Rand Center tomorrow night for a 6 p.m. matchup with Philander Smith.