Volleyball Preps for Weekend Wildcat Invitational in Delaware

Volleyball Preps for Weekend Wildcat Invitational in Delaware

Friday, September 8
Volleyball vs. Adelphi | 3 p.m. | Wildcat Invitational | Wilmington, Del. | Live Stats
Volleyball vs. Franklin Pierce | 7 p.m. | Wildcat Invitational | Wilmington, Del. | Live Stats

Saturday, September 9
Volleyball vs. American Int'l | 12 p.m. | Wildcat Invitational | Wilmington, Del. | Live Stats
Volleyball vs. Merrimack | 2 p.m. | Wildcat Invitational | Wilmington, Del. | Live Stats

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team returns to action this weekend, Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Wildcat Invitational in Wilmington, Del. where the Rams will play four matches.

LAST TIME OUT
The Rams suffered a four-set loss to the Millersville Marauders on Wednesday evening in Millersville, Pa. by a final score of 26-24, 25-15, 20-25, 25-22. Jefferson moved to 1-4 on the young season.

Junior Courtney Wensel led the Rams with 25 kills and 23 digs. Senior Corinne Justus had two service aces on the night while hitting .167. Freshman Cassandra Hickman had a .625 hitting percentage with five kills on eight attack attempts. Freshman Logan Dontell tallied the lone solo block on the evening while Justus had three block assists.

LOOKING AT ADELPHI
The Panthers are currently seeking an eighth season of 20 or more wins, as well as an invite to the NCAAs for the eleventh time. Last year the Panthers finished with a 20-13 overall record. This season will preview some new faces, after losing several key starters.

LOOKING AT FRANKLIN PIERCE
The Ravens split a win and a loss at Ramfest 2017, hoping to take a win against the Rams under Head Coach Stephanie Dragan.

LOOKING AT AMERICAN INT'L
The American International College volleyball team enters the 2017 season with a 2016 Elite Eight run and a 28-7 record during the 2016 season. After finishing second in the Northeast-10 Conference regular season, the Yellow Jackets have been chosen to win the 2017 regular season title. With a season opener win, American Int'l is bringing its award-winning starters to Jefferson.

LOOKING AT MERRIMACK
Merrimack, under Head Coach Jeff Costa, is trying to rebound after dropping the final matches in the LI Invite, with the Jefferson Rams defeating the Warriors by a 25-10, 25-16, 25-12 final, taking the match within three sets.

NEXT UP
Following the Wildcat Invitational, Jefferson hosts Wilmington on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in a CACC matchup. Action starts at 6 p.m. in the Gallagher Center.