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Drew Women’s Volleyball Finish the Season On A High Note

By Sierra Walker | Assistant News Editor

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In its first two years, the Drew’s Women’s Volleyball team has already seen two players reach career landmarks. During their match against Moravian on Oct. 26, Lauren Gaza (‘25) hit 1,000 career digs, and  Jasmine Butler (‘25) reached 1,000 career assists during an Oct. 5 match against Scranton. 

The team’s match against Moravian also marked their first Landmark conference win of the season. The match lasted three sets. In the final two sets, Moravian battled back and forth against an offensively powerful Rangers side. In the match, Andrea Camacho-Tenreiro (‘25) finished with a notable 15 kills and four aces, Leila Ksiyer (‘24) scored 12 points with three blocks and Melina Christodoulou (‘24) recorded 9 kills. Butler helped with the offensive onslaught, pumping out 33 assists during the match while making 16 digs. Gaza was able to score an astounding 31 digs, causing her to break her own school record of 28 digs in a three-set match, bringing her over 1,000 career digs. 

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Drew Women’s Volleyball competed in two conference matches against Elizabethtown and Goucher at Susquehanna on Oct. 29 to end their season. The Rangers lost 0-3 against Elizabethtown despite the set leader switching regularly throughout the second and third sets. The loss against Elizabethtown marked Drew’s fifth conference loss, but only their first loss in four matches. However, the Rangers ended the day, and the season, with a commanding 3-0 win against Goucher, bringing them up to 17 wins out of 29 matches played in the season. The win against Goucher marked their twelfth three-set win of the season. 

Overall, this year’s season saw a total of 1,202 kills and 103 sets, a very slight improvement compared to 1,200 kills within 104 sets from last season. Comacho-Tenreiro led the team with 382 kills this season, followed by Christodoulou with 199 kills. Butler ended her season with 886 assists, totaling 1,400 career assists.In terms of defense, Gaza held the most digs with 594, bringing her up to a career total of 1,047 at the end of the season. 

Keep up with the Drew women’s volleyball team next fall.

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