PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's volleyball team celebrated Senior Night on Wednesday evening at Bobby Morgan Arena.
Prior to the match the Devils honored lone senior Simran Sangu, who is currently sixth in program history with 125 block assists and 10th all-time with 179 total kills.
When action got underway, USciences fell to Holy Family in three competitive sets.
Rhiannon Comia's season-high 22 digs were six more than any other player.
Brooke Witmer led the Devils with nine kills on a season-best .500 hitting and added a team-high three block assists.
Sarah Miller also had three block assists and was second on the team with seven kills.
Sangu had an impressive line of six kills on .375 hitting in her penultimate match in Bobby Morgan Arena.
Elizabeth Checca added five kills and was one dig shy of double-figures.
Dakota Raymond was in double-figures with 11 digs.
As a team, University of the Sciences recorded 53 digs for the second match in a row to fall one short of its season-best for a three set match.
Cassandra Moy paced USciences with 23 assists.
The two teams traded eight ties early before Holy Family (16-8, 11-3 CACC) finally took control with five straight points to go ahead 16-11. University of the Sciences fought back with three of the next four points, capped by a Sangu kill, before the Tigers pulled away with three more points to complete a 9-3 run.
USciences did not let that phase it early in the second as it scored seven of the first nine points on five kills, a service ace and a Tiger error. Notably, Witmer had three of those kills with Miller adding the other two.
University of the Sciences still held the lead later on at 11-9 before Holy Family went an 11-1 flurry to jump out to a 20-12 advantage and an eventual two-set lead.
USciences battled to take two early leads in the third set, but an 8-2 run gave the Tigers a 9-4 advantage and the Devils would get no closer than two the remainder of the match.
University of the Sciences (6-12, 4-10) travels within the city for a 12 p.m. match at Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 29 before returning to Bobby Morgan Arena for its home-finale on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.