PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences volleyball team took set one from Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North leader Post, and were also competitive in sets two and four, on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
Rhiannon Comia made history in the first set, becoming the seventh player in program history to surpass 1,000 digs. Starting the day at eighth in the program annals, the senior recorded a match-high 26 digs to pass two more former Devils to end the afternoon sixth all-time with 1,015 for her career.
In addition to Comia leading the match with 26 digs, Sarah Miller tied for a match-high with a new career-best 17 kills.
Elizabeth Checca joined her in double-digits with 10 kills, while adding a career-high 18 digs for her second double-double in three matches, and the third of her career.
Notably, Cassandra Moy produced a season-best 17 digs.
Caelin Jaskot led University of the Sciences with 35 assists to move into ninth in the program's single-season annals, as the freshman now has 594 this season.
University of the Sciences came out strong with five of the first six points, capped by back-to-back kills by Jaskot and Witmer, and never looked back en route to leading throughout the entirety of the opening set.
Post (13-12, 10-4 CACC) regrouped nicely in a 25-19 second set win, leading throughout despite the Devils making a charge to get as close as four three times after trailing by as many as eight.
The Eagles then turned that momentum into a 25-12 third set triumph.
USciences flipped the script in set four with seven of the first nine points, with two points each from Miller and Kelly, but Post came right back with eight of the next nine. Despite re-taking the lead, 12-11, on a Witmer and Checca block, the Devils could ultimately could not overcome the Eagles as a 8-2 run helped Post to a 25-19 victory.
University of the Sciences (6-16, 4-11) hosts match five of a six-match homestand on Tuesday, Oct. 23., facing off with Goldey-Beacom at 7 p.m.