EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team (6-4) went 1-1 on the final day of the ESU Invitational at East Stroudsburg on Saturday.
The Rams suffered a 3-2 loss to Stonehill (7-3) before bouncing back for a 3-1 victory over previously undefeated West Chester (12-1).
GAME ONE – L, 3-2 vs. Stonehill
The Rams took the opening set, 25-19 before the Skyhawks won the second frame by the same score. Stonehill took a 2-1 lead with a 25-14 triumph in set three but Jefferson forced a fifth set with a 25-22 set four win. The Skyhawks took the match by winning the final stanza, 15-12. There was no play-by-play available for the match.
GAME TWO – W, 3-1 vs. West Chester
The Rams had the better of play early in the first set, building a 10-6 lead. The Golden Rams rallied for six straight points to go ahead 12-10. Trailing 20-18, Jefferson went on a 7-3 run to take the opener, 25-23.
West Chester scored the first three points of the second frame and held the lead until the Rams climbed back to tie the score at 14. Down one, Jefferson tallied five in a row for a 21-17 advantage. The Rams would win the set, 25-22.
The third set was back and forth early with the Rams holding a slim 7-6 lead. The Golden Rams then scored six consecutive points to go ahead. They did not trail the rest of the set en route to a 25-15 win.
Ahead by one in the fourth, Jefferson created some margin for error with four straight points to lead 18-13. The Rams finished off the match with a 25-23 win.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Junior Lauren Kloos led the effort against West Chester with 16 kills, 14 digs and two service aces.
- Junior Logan Dontell had 11 kills, two service aces, three digs and four blocks.
- Junior Abigail Kress tallied 11 kills, five digs and three blocks.
- Sophomore Molly Hand totaled 47 assists versus the Golden Rams.
- Senior Alexis Leddy and junior Caitlin Crespo recorded 22 and 13 digs respectively.
- The win versus West Chester was the Rams' first against a PSAC school this season.
Jefferson visits conference opponent USciences on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.