NEW LONDON, Conn. – Tiffany Mapusaga (Waianae, HI) had 18 kills and 10 digs to help the University of Saint Joseph volleyball team erase a one-set deficit and defeat Mitchell College 3-1 Wednesday night at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
USJ (2-2) dropped the first set 25-19 before coming back in convincing fashion to capture the next three, 25-10, 25-13, 25-14.
Ciara Perez (Manchester, Conn.) had eight kills for the Blue Jays and Cassandra Grimaldi (Manchester, Conn.) matched a career-high with seven kills. Megan Williams (Lakeville, Conn.) handed out 29 assists for the USJ and Emily Vigue (Lebanon, Conn.) contributed 10 digs.
Amanda Garcia (New Britain, Conn.) led Mitchell (2-2) with nine kills.
After dropping the first set, the Blue Jays made quick work of the second, winning 12 of the final 13 points. Mapusaga led the way with five kills in the set. She added six kills in the third set and five in the fourth to round out her big night. Mapusaga, the reigning GNAC Player of the Week, also finished with a match-high five service aces as the Blue Jays held a commanding 15-2 advantage in that category.
USJ hosts Simmons in its opener of Great Northeast Athletic Conference play, Sat. Sept. 13 at 1 p.m.