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Volleyball Sweeps Saint Rose in Non-Conference Finale

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's volleyball team put together one of its best performances of the season, sweeping Saint Rose (25-21, 27-25, 25-16) in its non-conference finale at Bobby Morgan Arena on Friday evening. 

Freshman Tori Wright was the star, tying her season-best with 14 kills on .520 hitting while also adding 10 digs for her first collegiate double-double.

Sarah Miller added 12 kills on .200 hitting, and Bianca Galis was also in double-figures with 11 kills on .290 hitting. 

Notably, Miller became the 11th Devil in program history to surpass 600 career kills on the night, while also moving into 10th in program's annals with 602 for her career.

Angeli Roman Medina set up the attack, leading all players with 25 assists, while Kerrigan Clem had a team-high five blocks, as USciences set new season-bests for a three-set match in kills (47), assists (43) and blocks (7).  

The Devils had 14 more kills than Saint Rose, and outhit the Golden Knights .268-.115. 

Notably, Danielle Taylor produced a match-high 18 digs. 

Saint Rose (8-8) actually scored the first four points of the evening, but USciences would score eight of the next nine points en route to leading throughout the remainder of the set. 

The second set saw University of the Sciences break an 11-11 tie with a 7-1 run, only to have the Golden Knights respond with a 10-1 surge for a 21-19 advantage. 

The Devils came back with three points in a row, on kills by Wright and Galis and an ace by Roman Medina, before the two teams traded the next seven points to even the score at 25-25. 

After a Saint Rose error gave USciences a third set point, it was Wright coming through with a kill to give the Devils the two-set advantage.

It was all University of the Sciences in the third, as the Devils broke a 6-6 tie with four unanswered, including two kills by Wright, and the Golden Knights could get no closer than three the remainder of the set.  

University of the Sciences returns to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play tomorrow, Oct. 5, as it hits the road for 12 p.m. match for Dominican.