PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences volleyball team came back from losing sets one and three, before coming up short in the fifth set to Goldey-Beacom in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action inside of Bobby Morgan Arena on Tuesday night.
With a match-high 45 assists, which tied her career-best, freshman Caelin Jaskot moved into 10th in program history with 639 for her career.
Sarah Miller paced USciences with 16 kills, one shy of the career-high she set last match, and added a career-best 17 digs for her second career double-double. She also led the Devils with three service aces.
After Goldey-Beacom pulled away to take the first set 25-21, University of the Sciences had to battle back from being down 18-22 in the second to avoid a two-set deficit after the Lightning reeled off five straight points.
USciences did so with five straight points of its own, but GBC came right back with consecutive points for a set point. The Devils killed that off with a Witmer kill and after the two teams traded points, back-to-back kills by Witmer and Miller evened the match.
After Goldey-Beacom controlled set three, 25-18, University of the Sciences once again had to come back and it did with its most efficient set, swinging .271. Trailing 2-5, the Devils rattled off seven consecutive points on Cassandra Moy's serve, which included four kills from Miller, and they would lead throughout the remainder of the set en route to a 25-19 triumph.
USciences could not carry that momentum into set five though, despite erasing an 0-2 deficit with three straight to take its one and only lead. Goldey-Beacom responded with a 7-1 run to eventually take the set and match, 15-8.
University of the Sciences wraps up a six-match homestand on Tuesday, Oct. 25 when it wraps up its non-conference schedule against Lincoln at 7 p.m.