Women’s volleyball dominates St. Elizabeth in straight sets


JERSEY CITY, NJ – The New Jersey City University women’s volleyball team opened home play for the 2022 season tonight, Thursday, Sept. 8, and the Gothic Knights managed to reach .500 after a dominating sweep in three sets (25 -12, 25- 10, 25-10) at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) above Saint Elizabeth University.

As a team, NJCU (2-2) had a .236 effective hit percentage while holding the Eagles (0-4) to a -.205 mark, including just eight kills and 17 errors. Individually, junior outside hitter Ashley Jimenez (West New York, NJ/Memorial) led the way with 10 game and career kills on 17 hits with a single error (.529) and added a pair of aces and a dig. Senior Middle Blockers Leah Seickendick (Hoboken, NJ/Hudson Catholic) and second Dayshia Espinosa (El Paso, TX/Pebble Hills) each recorded six kills apiece, with the former scoring the team’s only block of the night and the latter scoring three digs and two aces.

Junior setter Sydney Lore (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) again led all players in assists, which she has now done in every game this season – she notched a record 24 assists to go with three digs and two aces. Senior Libero Katrina Nguyendon (Union, NJ/Union) was dominant as a server on the night – she had an astonishing 27 service attempts and led all players with a game-best and career-high five aces to go with four digs.


After playing four games, the Gothic Knights next face their first New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) contest of the season. NJCU travels to Brick City on Tuesday night, September 13 for a 7:00 p.m. clash with Rutgers-Newark looking for the program’s first victory over the Scarlet Raiders since a five-set win at JMAC in 2017.


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