WAYNE, N.J. -- Rowan kicked off New Jersey Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 win at William Paterson on Tuesday evening. Set scores were 25-20, 25-20, and 25-19.
As a team, the Profs used a 39-15-110 hitting line (.218) with five players finishing with five more kills, led by Brianna Newson with 12. Newson also added a personal-eight digs.
Cassidy Abdalla and Natalie Ogden each produced seven kills apiece while Isabel Kirchnerand Geena Edmanson both had five respectively. Defensively, Kirchner and Edmanson registered two block each while Simone Sparano picked up a match-high 19 digs.
Rowan used two big scoring stretches in the first set to take the lead. Down 5-3, the Profs went on a 7-2 spurt to go ahead. Later a 7-1 run put the team at 24-16, where they weathered a late push from the Pioneers.
In the second, the Profs netted the first six points and kept that lead throughout to go up 2-0.
Newson racked up six of her 12 enders in that third set, as again, another big scoring stretch helped to open up a lead the team would not relinquish.
Dakota Apicella led William Paterson with 14 kills. Teammate Kathleen Burrough added 10 kills, 11 digs, and three blocks.
The Profs are back at it this weekend as they travel to Eastern for a tri-match with the host Eagles and Goucher.