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Volleyball Battles Back in First Against Second Place Georgian Court; Lions Pull Away in Devils’ Last Road Match

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

LAKEWOOD, N.J. – The University of the Sciences volleyball team came back to tie Georgian Court – the second place team in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) – late in the first set, before the Lions pulled away and took control in the second and third (25-20, 25-18, 25-15) in the Devils' last road match of the season on Wednesday evening. 

USciences led by as many as two in the first set, on multiple occasions, and overcame multiple two-point deficits, tying the set for the 10th time at 17-17 on a Sarah Miller kill. GCU would score the next two points though, and the Lions would not trail again until the Devils scored the first point of the third set. 

University of the Sciences also led by as many as two in the third, including as late as 10-8, before Georgian Court scored four straight points to start a 10-1 run. 

Miller led all players with 10 kills on the night, her fifth straight match with at least nine. 

Also leading the match was freshman Caelin Jaskot, who had 22 assists to move past two more former Devils on the program's all-time list, ending the evening seventh in program history with 728 for her career. 

Danielle Taylor also had a match-high of two aces. 

Brooke Witmer was second on the team with seven kills, on an efficient .385 hitting. 

Rhiannon Comia and McKayla Kelly led University of the Sciences with nine digs and one bock, respectively. 

USciences closes out its 2018 campaign this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. against Wilmington. Prior to the match, the Devils will honor the five members of its senior class – Witmer, Comia, Cassandra Moy, Elizabeth Checca and Dakota Raymond – for Senior Day.