WILMINGTON, Del. – The Thomas Jefferson University volleyball team (16-9, 11-5 CACC) dropped the first set but won the next three to defeat host Goldey-Beacom (5-20, 2-14 CACC), 3-1 on Thursday night.
The Rams trailed 4-3 in the opening set before the Lightning increased their lead with a 6-1 run. With the score 16-10, GBC had another 6-1 rally to make the score 22-11. Jefferson battled back to get within three before the Lightning finished off a 25-21 win.
In the second, the Rams held a 3-1 advantage when Goldey-Beacom scored seven of the next eight points for an 8-4 lead. Jefferson rallied to go ahead 13-11 before the Lightning evened the score at 13. It was one of seven ties over the next several points. With the score deadlocked at 22, the Rams had three straight kills to win the frame.
The Rams fell behind again in the third by a 5-2 margin. They climbed back to even the score at five, one of 12 ties in the set. The final one came at 20 apiece before Jefferson scored five of the next six points to take the stanza, 25-21.
In the fourth, the Rams scored the first two points and held the lead for the remainder of the set. With GBC within one (9-8), Jefferson posted five points in a row to increase the margin to six. The Rams would go on to win the frame, 25-17 to clinch the match.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Junior Abigail Kress tied her season high with 18 kills. She compiled a .390 hitting percentage for the night.
- Junior Cassandra Hickman recorded 11 kills and had a hitting percentage of .320.
- Junior Lauren Kloos totaled seven kills and six digs.
- Sophomore Molly Hand tallied 36 assists and three service aces.
- Junior Caitlin Crespo, senior Alexis Leddy and senior Mariah Cadzow produced 17, 16 and 10 digs respectively. Leddy also had three service aces.
- Kress registered her 700th career kill in the match.
- The Rams have won back-to-back matches for the ninth time this year.
- Goldey-Beacom is the third South Division opponent that Jefferson has swept this season (USciences, Wilmington).
Jefferson plays its final road game of the regular season at Bloomfield on Saturday, November 9 at 12 p.m.