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Volleyball Matches CACC Leader Jefferson Early; Rams Pull Away on Wednesday Night

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences volleyball team hung tough with Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) leader Jefferson early, before the Rams asserted their dominance to pull away from the Devils (25-19, 25-13, 25-14) on Wednesday night at Bobby Morgan Arena.  

The two teams traded 11 ties early, with USciences leading by as many as two, 9-7, on a kill by Elizabeth Checca. The Devils were still leading as late 15-14 when McKayla Kelly recorded a kill of her own. 

Jefferson (17-7, 13-1 CACC) would score the next three points though to finally take control, and although USciences would get as close as one twice, including when Kelly and Checca combined for a block to make the score 18-17, the Rams would never relinquish their lead the rest of the night.   

University of the Sciences produced more kills than Jefferson in the first set, 13-11, with the Devils' .182 hitting percentage right behind the Rams' .184. The Devils also had more digs on the night, 51-48.

Rhiannon Comia had a match-high 13 of those digs to surpass two on the program's all-time digs list, moving into eighth in program history with 989 for her career. 

Also with 13 digs was Caelin Jaskot, who added 19 assists for her 10th double-double of the season. 

Checca, Sarah Miller and Brooke Witmer all paced USciences with seven kills apiece, with Witmer also adding a team-best three blocks. 

University of the Sciences (6-15, 4-10) hosts match four of its six-match homestand this Saturday, Oct. 20 when Post visits Philadelphia for a 12 p.m. start.