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Volleyball Wins First Match of Season on Saturday; Split Final Day of Marauder Classic

Volleyball Wins First Match of Season on Saturday; Split Final Day of Marauder Classic

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The University of the Sciences women's volleyball team defeated Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Bloomfield (25-20, 25-22, 27-29, 25-22) in non-conference action for its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon, on the second and final day of the Marauder Classic. 

The Devils then played two close sets with Lock Haven, before the Bald Eagles pulled away in the third set (25-22, 25-21, 25-10). 

After two close first sets against Bloomfield, USciences fought back from a big deficit to nearly sweep the Bears. Instead, the Devils would have to settle for a fourth set triumph to seal their first victory of the campaign. 

Freshmen Bianca Galis and Caelin Jaskot led the charged, with Galis leading University of the Sciences with a season-high 14 kills and Jaskot pacing the Devils with a season-bet 37 assists.  

Jaskot added 15 digs for her second double-double in as many days, as she trailed only Rhiannon Comia's team-leading 18. Her 26 assists in the nightcap were a new season-best for a three-set match, while her team-high three service tied her highest total of the season and she added 10 digs for her third double-double in two days. 

Jaskot and Comia were two of the five Devils in double-figures for digs against Bloomfield as USciences' 83 digs were its most in the last two-plus season. 

Elizabeth Checca (13), Cassandra Moy (10) and Danielle Taylor (10) all set new season-bests in digs in the effort. 

Sarah Miller tied her season-best with nine kills in the winning effort, while McKayla Kelly added a season-high four blocks.  

Miller then set a new season-high with 10 kills, as University of the Sciences was on the other side of two close frst sets in its nightcap. 

She wasn't the only one to best a season-high, with Danielle Taylor finishing second on the Devils with 13 digs behind Comia's 17. 

Galis followed up her 14-kill effort with six, finishing second only to Miller. 

University of the Sciences hosts Holy Family for both its CACC and home-opener on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.