JWU Volleyball Wins Back-to-Back Matches to Start Season

JWU Volleyball Wins Back-to-Back Matches to Start Season

Final Stats - Game One (PDF) l Final Stats - Game One (HTML)
Final Stats - Game Two (PDF) l Final Stats - Game Two (HTML)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2018)
– The Johnson & Wales volleyball team (2-0) picked up a pair of victories to start the 2018 season during the first day of the 2018 Mack Attack Volleyball Classic hosted by Edward Waters.

The Wildcats downed the Tougaloo Bulldogs, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-15), to start the day a followed that result up with a 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-11, 25-16) win over the Central State (OH) Marauders to wrap up Day One action.

In the first match of the day, JWU picked up a 3-0 win over Tougaloo in part to a .310 hitting percentage. Leading the way for the Wildcats were sophomore Savannah Swenson and junior Vitoria Nicolau who each posted six kills in the contest. Also contributing to the JWU offense were juniors Sierra Mooney (5 kills) and Sharell Nairn (4 kills). Freshman Vanessa Orozco notched a team-high eight assists while sophomore Bianca Torres notched a team-best six digs.

The Wildcats followed the season-opening win over Tougaloo with a 3-1 victory over Central State (OH). JWU continued a strong attack, hitting .320 in the contest with 43 total kills. Mooney notched a season-best 11 kills along with a .571 hitting percentage. Also reaching double-figure in kills was Swenson, who record 10 versus the Marauders. The native of Clermont, Florida, led the Wildcats with eight digs. Orozco notched a season-best 21 assists in the contest and had four service aces. 

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, August 25, for Day Two of the 2018 Mack Attack Volleyball Classic. The first match of the day for JWU will feature a familiar foe in Sun Conference member Florida Memorial. The match will be a non-conference affair for the two teams and will begin a 10:00 a.m. The Wildcats will close out the classic with a match versus host-institution Edward Waters at 11:30 a.m.