CALDWELL, N.J. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team (14-7, 9-1 CACC) defeated the Caldwell Cougars (7-12, 6-4 CACC) from Caldwell, N.J. on Wednesday night in four sets, 25-27, 25-20, 28-26, 25-18.
-Senior Courtney Wensel finished with a team-high 16 kills in the win. Wensel now has 1476 kills; 125 from tying the career program record with 11 regular-season matches left.
-Sophomore Abigail Kress finished with 14 kills followed by sophomore Logan Dontell with 12 and junior Amber Johnson with 10.
-Dontell hit a team best .429 on the night followed by Johnson at .412. Senior Alexandra Harrington hit .429 with four kills and one error on seven swings.
-Dontell finished with three blocks: one solo and two assists.
-Wensel and junior Mariah Cadzow each recorded two service aces
-Harrington notched 52 assists in the victory
-Junior Alexis Leddy finished with a match-high 29 digs followed by sophomore Caitlin Crespo (13), Harrington (12) and Cadzow (10).
-First Set: Jefferson led 24-21 in the first set but a late comeback led to Caldwell tying the set at 24-all before winning 27-25 after taking six of the last seven points.
-Second set: Jefferson led by eight at 14-6 before extending it up to nine at 22-13.
-Third set: Similarly to the first set, Jefferson led 24-22 with set point coming up. Caldwell tied it up 24-24 before taking a 25-24 lead. Jefferson tied it up 25-all and took the lead before Caldwell tied it up 26-26. A service error and a kill by Kress led to the Rams taking the third to go up 2-1 in the match.
-Fourth set: The fourth set was relatively close until Jefferson went up by four at 18-14. The Rams stayed up by at least that margin before taking the set, 25-18, closing out the set with ease after having trouble in the first and third.
Jefferson Volleyball returns home to host Post on Homecoming Weekend this Saturday, Oct. 6 at noon from the Gallagher Center.