JBU finishes their season 37-8

Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 22, 2004) - The Golden Eagles completed their season with a record of 37-8 after losing in the semi-final round of the Region VI Championship Tournament in Odessa, TX this weekend. JBU won their first match of the tournament against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in four games (28-30, 20-21, 30-14, 30-27). Team leaders included Tatiane Silva with 19 kills, 11 digs, and 2 aces, Juliana Todescan with 59 assists and 4 blocks, and Christine Wells with 21 digs. The Golden Eagles faced Lubbock Christian University in the semi-final round of the tournament and was defeated in three games (29-31, 24-30, 27-30). Team leaders included Tatiane Silva with 16 kills, 19 digs, and 2 blocks, Juliana Todescan with 35 assists, 17 digs, and 4 blocks, and Meghann Wharton with 10 kills and 8 blocks. At the conclusion of the tournament, Tatiane Silva was chosen for the Region VI All-Tournament team. After an impressive season for the Golden Eagles, many players received Regional recognition. Juliana Todescan and Meghann Wharton were named to the 1st Team All-Region, and Christine Wells and Elisa Evans were named to the 2nd Team All-Region. Juliana Todescan was chosen as the Newcomer of the Year; Christine Wells was chosen as the Back Row Player of the Year. Reflecting on the season, Coach Robyn Gordon said, “It was definitely a great season overall, even though we were disappointed in the way we played at Regionals. Winning the SAC Tournament was a highlight, as well as breaking the record for number of wins in a season. Only one team in the NAIA can finish the season with a win, so we will get over it and begin thinking of next season.”

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