@JWUVBBallNM Continues Sun Conference Play at St. Thomas on Wednesday

@JWUVBBallNM Continues Sun Conference Play at St. Thomas on Wednesday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales volleyball team (4-5, 0-1 TSC) continues conference action on Wednesday with a trip to Miami Gardens, Florida, to take on St. Thomas (1-7, 0-1 TSC). Game time from the Fernandez Family Center is set for 7:00 p.m.


Johnson & Wales (4-5, 0-1 TSC) at St. Thomas (1-7, 0-1 TSC)
Location:
Miami Gardens, Fla.
Venue: Fernandez Family Center
Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
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The Wildcats are coming off a 3-1 loss at Webber International on Saturday. Sophomore Savannah Swenson led all Wildcats with 11 kills in the match. The Clermont, Florida native also registered 10 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Sophomore Bianca Torres recorded a team-best 17 digs, tying her season-best set on August 31 versus Truett-McConnell. Freshman Vanessa Orozco tallied a team-high 12 assists followed by sophomore Anissa Giammona, who had nine.

JWU comes into Wednesday's contest averaging 10.57 kills-per-set with a team hitting percentage of .163 (No. 5 in the conference). The Wildcats are also averaging 12.14 digs-per-set and have totaled 83 service aces (No. 42 in the nation and No. 2 in the conference) and 53 total blocks. The Wildcats are averaging 1.51 blocks-per-set good for No. 3 in the conference.

Swenson leads all Wildcats with 101 kills, averaging 2.89 kills-per-set (No. 4 in the conference) while hitting at a clip of .208. The second-year Wildcat also leads the team in total digs 96, averaging 2.74 digs-per-set. Her 20 total service aces are the second-most in the conference and rank No. 44 in the nation. Junior Sierra Mooney is second on the team in total kills (88), averaging 2.51 kills-per-set. The native of Middleburg, Florida, leads JWU with a hitting percentage of .318 (No. 2 in the conference). Mooney also leads the team in total blocks with 23, averaging 0.67 blocks-per-set (No. 7 in the conference). Orozco leads JWU with 208 total assists (No. 5 in the conference), averaging 5.94 assists-per-set (No. 4 in the conference).

Series History: Wednesday will mark the fifth meeting all-time between JWU and St. Thomas with the Bobcats holding a 4-0 advantage in the series history. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 3-0 win for STU on November 1, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

A Look at St. Thomas: The Bobcats come into Wednesday's match having lost six-straight matches including a 3-0 loss at Southeastern on Saturday. STU is averaging 9.92 kills-per-set with a team hitting percentage of .237. STU has notched 30 total blocks and is averaging 14.40 digs-per-set while totaling 40 services aces in 2018.

Team Matchup

  STU JWU
Current Records 1 - 7 4 - 5
Scoring 462 755
Attack    
Kills 248 370
Errors 146 208
Total Attacks 869 991
Attack Pct 0.117 0.163
Kills/Game 9.920 10.570
Set    
Assists 229 337
Assists/Game 9.160 9.630
Serve    
Aces 40 83
Errors 60 76
Attempts 100 529
Serve Pct 0.400 0.856
Aces/Game 1.600 2.370
Server Reception    
Errors 57 69
Errors/Game 2.280 1.970
Attempts 0 319
Reception Pct 0.000 0.822
Defense    
Digs 360 425
Digs/Game 14.400 12.140
Blocking    
Block Solo 7 34
Block Assist 46 38
Total Blocks 30.000 53.000
Blocks Per Game 1.200 1.510
Blocks Errors 2 3
Ball Handling Errors 12 13