PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team (20-8, 13-2 CACC) fell to the Holy Family Tigers (22-5, 14-1 CACC) in a battle for the top of the CACC South by a final of 25-18, 25-27, 25-17, 25-21 on Saturday afternoon's Senior Day from the Gallagher Center.
-Senior Courtney Wensel led the Rams with 12 kills. Sophomore Abigail Kress picked up nine while senior Daniela Cintrón grabbed seven. Sophomore Logan Dontell and junior Amber Johnson each had five.
-Senior Alexandra Harrington notched 34 assists.
-Junior Alexis Leddy recorded a match-high 28 digs while Harrington (15) and sophomore Caitlin Crespo (10) also finished in double digits.
-Junior Mariah Cadzow notched two service aces while Leddy had one.
-Dontell and Kress each finished with four block assists.
-First Set: Holy Family came out strong after the Rams wrapped up their pregame senior day ceremony. The Tigers went out to a 7-1 advantage early. A Jefferson run, which saw the Rams win nine of the next 12, tied up the set at 10-10. With Jefferson trailing 16-15, the Tigers pulled away with a five-point run to go up 21-15 before winning, 25-18.
-Second Set: With the shoe on the other foot, Jefferson led 7-1 early in the second set. Similarly, Holy Family was able to even the score at 12-12. The two squads stayed close, neither leading by more than two as the Tigers had set point at 24-22. Jefferson fought it off to tie it up at 24-24 before winning 27-25 to even the match, 1-1.
-Third Set: Holy Family won the final 15 of 19 points in the third set after Jefferson led 13-11 as the Tigers went up 2-1 in the match.
-Fourth Set: With Jefferson up 18-16 in the fourth, Holy Family won the next three points to go up 19-18. From there, the Tigers closed out the set and match by winning the final six of nine points, 25-21, to win, 25-18, 25-27, 25-17, 25-21.
Jefferson Volleyball returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Chestnut Hill. Action begins at 7 p.m.