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Volleyball Makes Run at CACC Leader Holy Family in Eventual Three-Set Loss

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

PHILADELPHIA – After a slow start, the University of the Sciences volleyball team grew into the match against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference(CACC) leader Holy Family on Tuesday evening at the Campus Center. 

The Tigers would continue pace atop the CACC with an eventual 25-14, 25-18, 25-14 victory over the Devils. 

After HFU (17-5, 11-1 CACC) controlled the first, University of the Sciences had a good stretch late in the second where after trailing 9-19, the Devils went on a 9-2 run to get as close as 21-18. A Bianca Galis kill started it all, and three blocks from fellow freshman Caelin Jaskot helped USciences put pressure on the Tigers. 

Holy Family would however score the final four points of the set to take the 2-0 lead. 

University of the Sciences also hung tough with HFU early in set three, taking an early two-point advantage and exchanging four ties. 

The Devils were still within two, 11-13, before the Tigers made their eventual match-ending run.

Rhiannon Comia led all players with 17 digs to move into 10th in program history with 958 for her career. 

Jaskot paced USciences with 17 assists, and also tied Brooke Witmer with a team-high three blocks. 

Galis led the team with six kills, while Danielle Taylor had a team-best two aces. 

University of the Sciences begins a six-match homstand tomorrow, Oct. 10, when it welcomes Bowie State to Bobby Morgan Arena for a 6 p.m. start.