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Rutgers Volleyball off to 3-0 start with victory over Winthrop



Photo credit Rutgers Athletics/Keith Lucas

The Rutgers volleyball team improved to 3-0 to start the 2023 season with a three set victory over Winthrop on Thursday in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the first of three matches at the Summit Hospitality Group Open, the Scarlet Knights beat the Eagles in straight sets 25-20, 25-10, 25-21.

Sophomore Taylor Humphrey led Rutgers with 9 kills in what was a strong team performance. Nine different players registered a kill in the victory.

Fifth year senior Alyssa Nayar led Rutgers with 21 assists. Redshirt sophomore Alissa Kinkela had a career high six blocks while sophomore Lexi Visintine had a career high 12 digs. Senior Madyson Chitty had 11 digs and 4 assists. Reserve Chelsea Harvey had six assists and 3 digs.

Rutgers has now won its first three games of the season for a second straight year. They’ll look to stay perfect on Friday, September 1 against host NC State at 6 p.m. The power five matchup will stream live on ACCNX. The Scarlet Knights will wrap up the Summit Hospitality Group Open on  Saturday, September 2 against Howard.

The program also honored its first head coach ever, Socrates “Scott” Mose, who passed away earlier this week. He coached Rutgers volleyball from 1977-1982. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

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