Women’s volleyball sweeps host Concordia (N.Y.)

Women’s volleyball sweeps host Concordia (N.Y.)

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Philadelphia University women's volleyball team picked up its sixth straight victory with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-13) Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) sweep at Concordia (N.Y.) College Saturday evening.

Philadelphia (18-4, 10-1 CACC)—a winner in 14 of its last 15 matches—had a tremendous evening on offense, recording 41 kills on a season-low 68 kills for a season-best .456 attack percentage.

Courtney Wensel (Bechtelsville, Pa./Berks Catholic) and Mariah Cadzow (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) were the only players in the match to record a double-digit kill total with each registering 12. Wensel had a .500 attack percentage, while Cadzow hit .429.

Ariana Rosario (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/CPN) tallied a career-best six kills and a .500 attack percentage. Alexandra Harrington (St. Leonard, Md./Huntingtown) racked up 37 assists.

With the help of two Rosario kills, two Harrington services, and four Concordia errors, Philadelphia went on an 8-2 run that broke open a tight set and gave the Rams a 17-8 advantage. After the Clippers closed the gap to 18-11, the Rams recorded seven of the next nine points—including the final four of the set—to win the set by 12. Wensel led the run with three kills.

Lauren Laucella (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) had three kills of four kills come at the beginning of set two helped the Rams jump out to an 8-3 lead. With Philadelphia leading 18-12, Concordia came back with three straight points to get back within 18-15. The Rams closed out the set with six points in a row—including one kill each from four different players.

The Rams broke a 12-all third-set tie with a run of eight straight points, led by two Wensel kills and a kill and an ace from Cadzow, to open up a 20-12 lead. Philadelphia had four of their six aces in the last set.

Michelle Klimas led Concordia (1-15, 1-12 CACC) with eight kills and five digs.

Philadelphia returns to the Gallagher Center for a CACC match against Wilmington on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.