Women’s volleyball splits non-conference game in Pennsylvania
READING, Pennsylvania— The University of New Jersey City women‘s volleyball team shared a pair of non-conference road games on Saturday, Sept. 24. -22, 25-21) against Delaware Valley University and finished with a tough 3-0 (25-14, 25-5, 25-17) loss to host Alvernia University.
The star of the afternoon for Jersey City (7-5) was the sophomore hitter Brenda Gonzalez (Union City, NJ/Dickinson). of the junior setter Sydney Lore (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee). The South Jersey native dished out a game-best 33 assists with 14 digs, five takedowns, a game-high tying four aces and a pair of blocks.
Senior Katrina Nguyendon (Union, NJ/Union) had a solid showing in the back row against Delaware Valley, leading all players with 19 digs to go with an ace and an assist, while the senior defensive specialist Krista Bartko (Edison, NJ/Edison) had seven digs and an ace. Second year abroad Rachael Pharo (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Region) came close to his first double-double of the season with eight kills, a season high with 11 digs, two aces, two blocks and one assist. Junior hitter Ashley Jimenez (West New York, NJ/Memorial) also had a solid game, finishing with six kills, five digs, two blocks and four aces. Senior Medium Leah Seickendick (Hoboken, NJ/Hudson Catholic) tied the game with three blocks, adding five kills.
The second game was a bit tougher for the Gothic Knights as they took on Wolves (5-6). The shorthanded Greens and Ors playing in the second of straight games were trailed by Seickendick in this one, who notched a team-high seven eliminations and two blocks. Jimenez had three kills and two blocks, while Gonzalez led with a team-high three blocks and six digs. Pharo had nine digs, while Nguynedon and Lore had seven and six, respectively
Jersey City returns to action on Tuesday night, September 27 for a 7:00 p.m. clash with the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) with Rutgers-Camden.