PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team (19-7, 13-1 CACC) defeated the USciences Devils on Wednesday night on the road from Bobby Morgan Arena in three sets by a final of 25-19, 25-13, 25-14.
The win comes as the eight straight for the Rams and the third-consecutive sweep. Eight-straight victories are a season-high streak for Jefferson.
-Senior Daniela Cintrón and junior Amber Johnson led the match with 10 kills each.
-Johnson also delivered a .438 hitting percentage with 10 kills on 16 attempts with three errors to lead the match. She also recorded seven block assists.
-Senior Alexandra Harrington notched 32 assists and 11 digs in the win.
-Junior Alexis Leddy recorded a team-high 12 digs.
-Junior Ariana Rosario served up four aces.
-Sophomore Abigail Kress finished with seven kills, five digs, four block assists and one solo block.
-First Set: The first set was pretty even with USciences slightly leading 15-14. From there, Jefferson won nine of the next 11 points to go up 23-17. USciences fought off a set point before Jefferson went up 1-0 in the match, 25-19.
-Second Set: Jefferson kept the momentum going in the second set, jumping out to a 9-1 advantage before a USciences timeout. The Devils crept within five points as the Rams pulled away for the 25-13 win to go up 2-0.
-Third Set: Jefferson completed its third-straight sweep as they duplicated the second set by jumping out to a 9-1 edge. Jefferson pushed its lead up to 15-6 after a four-point stretch in the middle of the set. Up 21-8, USciences fought tough as they won six of the last 10 points, though those four points helped Jefferson win 25-14, to win the match, 25-19, 25-13, 25-14.
Jefferson Volleyball visits Lincoln for a nonconference affair on Friday, Oct. 19 before hosting Holy Family in the Gallagher Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 for Senior Day.