Women’s Volleyball Cruises Past Paterson in NJAC Action

UNION, N.J. (9/29/15) – The Kean University women's volleyball team made short work of NJAC rival William Paterson University on Tuesday night in a 3-0 sweep. Joelle Tondi had 16 points on 14 kills and a pair of blocks to lead the Cougars.

Kean is now 9-10 overall and 2-1 in the NJAC. Paterson falls to 7-6 but 1-3 in the conference.

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The Cougars held Paterson to 18 points in the first set and the just 12 points in the second. Kean stymied the Pioneers to the tune of a negative-.086 hitting percentage in the second set.

Lisa DeGroot had 18 digs in the match for Kean, and Tondi, Sara Ridgway and Rachael Wells were all in on three different blocks. Tondi had the only solo stop of the night.

Kendall Sonico (pictured left) dished out a season-high 42 assists, added 11 digs, two kills, an ace and a block to her impressive stat line.

In today's sweep Tondi almost matched her career high of 15 kills set in the Cougars' last match – a five-setter - against Hunter. She hit .393 on 28 attempts.

Freshman Vikki Stec hit .545 to lead Kean in that category and a total of eight different players recorded kills for Kean.

Nicole Spicer and Erin Roach both had double-digit kills for William Paterson.

The Cougars will return to Harwood Arena to host the six-team Kean Invitational this Friday and Saturday. Friday matches begin at 4 p.m. and Saturday starts at 10 a.m.