By Sean Greene 11:20pm, October 17, 2013
VIDEO: Highlights and Reaction to Padua's win over FriendsPadua celebrated their seniors with a 3-0 victory over Wilmington Friends Thursday night.
In front of a packed house for Senior Night, the undefeated Pandas (13-0) jumped ahead 15-5 and didn't look back in a 25-13 opening set.
Friends responded with a strong start to the 2nd frame, getting early kills from Alyssa Nathan and Cassidy Martin and an ace from Nathan which sparked a 12-9 advantage.
The lead would not last however, as Stephanie Annone and Jen Borio both slammed home kills which knotted the match at 14, and then Borio and Jennings went on a 3-kill run to put Padua ahead for good on their way to a 25-17 second set.
Padua claimed the first three points of the final set, and rolled from there to a 25-11 win clinched by senior Ashley Muschiatti's kill off the Friends' block.
Borio finished with 15 kills, Jennings had 9 kills and 9 digs, and Sarah Cushing chipped in 4 kills and 3 aces to go with 21 assists.
Next up for the Pandas is a second meeting with St. Mark's. Padua handed the Spartans their only loss on September 12 in a 3-0 victory.
Nathan had 11 assists and three kills for Friends (4-8).
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