Women’s volleyball drops NJAC clash in Stockton


GALLOWAY, NJ — The New Jersey City University women’s volleyball team lost a three-set New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on the road Thursday night Sept. 22 at Stockton University.

The Gothic Knights (6-4, 1-2 NJAC) were again led by the senior right-back Paola Toledo (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/Colegio Catolico San Rafael), who finished his night with five kills and just one error over 19 swings (.211 hit percentage), adding five digs and two blocks. Second year abroad Rachael Pharo (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Region) had a good night against the Ospreys (6-4, 1-1 NJAC), finishing with four kills, eight digs, three assists and an ace.

Middle of second year Dayshia Espinosa (El Paso, TX/Pebble Hills) tied the match with pocket aces and also made a block. Other NJCU standouts were the senior libero Katrina Nguyendon (Union, NJ/Union) and junior passer Sydney Lore (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee). The former led all players with a record 11 digs, while the latter handed out 10 assists, three digs, two kills and an ace.

Jersey City is looking to bounce back with a pair of non-conference games on Saturday, September 24 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The team first plays Delaware Valley University at 1:00 p.m., then comes up against hosting Alvernia University at 3:00 p.m.


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