PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University volleyball team (14-8, 9-4 CACC) picked up its fourth straight victory with a 3-1 home triumph over Nyack (6-12, 5-7 CACC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Rams gradually increased their lead during the opening set with the high point coming at 21-14. Then, the Warriors rallied for six consecutive points to get within one. However, Jefferson recovered and finished the frame with a 4-0 run to take a 25-20 decision.
In the second, the Rams scored the first three points on the way to an 8-4 advantage. Nyack responded with a 6-0 stretch to take a 10-8 lead. The teams went back and forth over several points until the score was even at 17. The Warriors had a 6-2 run to go ahead by four (23-19) before Jefferson had three in a row to get within one. Nyack scored two of the next three points to win 25-23 and even the match.
The Rams had an early 6-3 advantage in the third before the Warriors caught fire for a 12-3 run and a 15-9 lead. Jefferson slowly climbed back and evened the set at 19. It was the first of eight ties as the teams traded points until it was 26 all. An attack error and a kill finally gave the Rams the victory by a 28-26 count.
An early 6-5 Jefferson lead in the fourth quickly became 14-6 after an 8-1 Rams' rally. The Warriors were only able to get within six for the remainder of the stanza. With the score 19-13, Jefferson tallied six of the next seven points to clinch the match, 25-14.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Junior Cassandra Hickman posted a career-high 20 kills and a .341 hitting percentage.
- Juniors Logan Dontell and Lauren Kloos notched 14 and 11 kills respectively. Dontell added three blocks while Kloos had three service aces, seven digs and two blocks.
- Sophomore Molly Hand totaled 46 assists and nine digs on the day.
- Senior Alexis Leddy produced 24 digs, senior Mariah Cadzow registered 22 and junior Caitlin Crespo recorded 17.
- The four-game win streak is tied for the longest by the Rams this season (Sept. 13-18).
- Jefferson upped its all-time record against Nyack to 19-0.
Jefferson heads to Holy Family for a key conference match on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.