PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Caelin Jaskot registered her first career-double, in her third career match, as the University of the Sciences volleyball team hung tough with Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) preseason favorite Jefferson on Thursday night at the Gallagher Center.
The rookie led USciences with 12 assists and was second on the team with 10 digs, for her first career double-digit digs total. She also matched Bianca Galis and Sarah Miller with two blocks, one behind McKayla Kelly's team-high three.
The Devils had five blocks, compared to Jefferon's two.
Jaskot trailed only Rhiannon Comia in digs, as the senior finished with 12.
The Devils nearly battled all the way back from a 12-19 deficit in the first set, with a Jaskot kill capping a 7-2 run to make the score 21-19.
Jefferson regained control with four of the final five points though and after scoring the first point of the second set, the Rams would go on to lead throughout for a 2-0 lead.
Neither team led by more than three in the final set, until Jefferson broke a 20-20 tie – the eighth tie of the set – with four straight points.
USciences plays four more matches over the next two days, as it travels to Millersville to take part in the Marauder Classic. The Devils first play West Chester tomorrow at 1 p.m., before taking on the host at 5 p.m.