PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team (9-5, 4-0 CACC) defeated both the Bloomfield Bears and the NYIT Bears on Saturday afternoon from the Gallagher Center.
JEFFERSON DEF. BLOOMFIELD, 25-10, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18
-Sophomores Logan Dontell and Abigail Kress led the match with 10 kills. Kress hit .500 on in the victory while Dontell hit .381.
-Senior Courtney Wensel and junior Amber Johnson each notched nine kills in the win.
-Senior Alexandra Harrington recorded 43 assists and nine digs to go along with three kills.
-Sophomore Caitlin Crespo and junior Mariah Cadzow had double-digit digs with 12 and 10, respectively.
-Jefferson hit .302 in the first set, .118 in the second, .375 in the third and .310 in the fourth.
-The Rams went up 9-2 in the first set. Jefferson stretched it from there, going up by 10 at 19-9 before grabbing the final six points to take the set, 25-10.
-The two squads were evenly matched in the second. Similar to Jefferson in the first, Bloomfield won the last six points, from 20-18 to 25-18, to win the set.
-Jefferson held their leads in the third and fourth sets while hitting .375 and .310 respectively to win the match.
JEFFERSON DEF. NYIT, 22-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15
-Jefferson dropped the first set against NYIT but won the next three to win the match in four sets
-Wensel recorded 15 kills and 21 digs to lead the Rams
-Cadzow notched nine kills while hitting a team-best .421
-Johnson also had nine kills while Kress accounted for eight
-Including Wensel, there were five Rams with double-digit digs: Wensel (21), Harrington (20), junior Alexis Leddy (16), Cadzow (13) and Crespo (10)
-After getting up early, the Rams gained the lead for the second time in the second set at 12-11 and never let it go. Jefferson used a few three- and four-point runs to stay ahead to even the match at 1-1 with a 25-20 win in the second set.
-The match changed in the third with the Rams going up 11-2. Jefferson also went up 13-4 in the fourth set as Jefferson found new life in the final two sets, winning the third, 25-12, and the fourth, 25-15, in convincing fashions.
Jefferson Volleyball returns to action on the road Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Goldey-Beacom. Action begins at 7 p.m.