Bloomfield Takes 3-0 Volleyball Win From Felician

Jules Austria had a career-high three aces in an Oct. 17, 2017, loss at Bloomfield. (Steven R. Smith)
Jules Austria had a career-high three aces in an Oct. 17, 2017, loss at Bloomfield. (Steven R. Smith)

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – The Felician University women's volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-18) Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to host Bloomfield College on Tuesday night at the Bloomfield College Gymnasium. The victory allowed the Bears (6-15, 5-7 CACC) to sweep their two-match season series from Felician.

Sophomore outside hitter Danielle Quintanar (El Paso, Texas) hit .314 and led all players with 17 kills for Bloomfield, which held the Golden Falcons to a negative attack percentage for the night. Felician committed 26 attack errors, its most in a three-set match this season.

Junior outside hitter Paulina Calero (El Centro, Calif.) topped Felician with seven kills and eight digs.

Felician never led in either of the first two sets. Bloomfield was ahead by as much as 14-5 in Set 1. The Golden Falcons chopped the deficit to 19-14 before the hosts scored the next five points. Felician saved three set points before succumbing.

Set 2 featured several long runs of points. Bloomfield jumped out on top, 10-3. The teams traded five-point swings as the Bears restored that edge, 15-8. Leading 16-12, Bloomfield again captured five consecutive points for its largest advantage, 21-13. A pair of service aces by Ella Ditzenberger (Tracy, Calif.) eventually closed the set.

The third set contained eight ties and five lead changes. Trailing, 14-9, Felician used a run of six points in a row, a stretch which included two Amanda Coccia (Rahway, N.J.) aces, to move ahead. A kill by Kate Schneider (Cincinnati, Ohio) evened the set at 18-18, but that was the last point the visitors would score on the night. Quintanar gave Bloomfield the lead for good with a kill to end the next rally, and after four Felician errors sandwiched an Ashley Stroot (Rolesville, N.C.) ace, another Quintanar kill ended the match one hour, six minutes, after the first service.

Felician matched a season high with 10 aces, including three each by Lauren Mack (Valparaiso, Ind.) and Jules Austria (Jersey City, N.J.), but allowed the Bears nine of their own. Stroot totaled 11 kills and five blocks and Bear setter Junelly Marrero (Cantano, Puerto Rico) finished with 30 assists and 11 digs.

Felician travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to face the University of the Sciences.