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Women’s Volleyball Holds Multiple Early Leads in Loss at League-Leader Jefferson

Women’s Volleyball Holds Multiple Early Leads in Loss at League-Leader Jefferson

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's volleyball team led Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) leader Jefferson early in both the first and third sets on Saturday afternoon, but the Rams would come overcome the early deficits to defeat the Devils in league action at the Gallagher Center.

USciences erased an early three-point deficit in the first set with five unanswered points as a Sarah Miller ace made the score 8-6 after Simran Sangu, Dakota Raymond and Cassandra Moy had consecutive kills to begin the stretch.

The two teams would then go on to trade six ties, with the last one coming at 15-15. At that point, the Rams would score 10 of the final 11 points to take the early lead.

Jefferson (19-6, 14- 1 CACC) would then extend its run into the second with three of the first four and eight of the first 11 points to go ahead 8-3. The Devils could get no closer than three points throughout the set.

University of the Sciences also held an 8-6 advantage early in the third set before the Rams rattled off seven straight points to position itself for the sweep.

For the fourth match in a row, Rhiannon Comia led all players in digs with 15.

Elizabeth Checca was also in double-figures with 10, while Miller was one dig shy of making it three Devils in double-figures as her nine digs were also one shy of her career-high. The two also had two block assists each.

Brooke Witmer led the match with four block assists.

USciences' 10 block assists were tied for its second-most in a three set match this season.

Sangu had two blocks and led the Devils with seven kills.

Moy had a team-best 18 assists.

University of the Sciences (6-13, 4-11) hosts Nyack for its home-finale on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. The Athletic Department is encouraging all fans to attend dressed up in costume, with the winner receiving a gift card.