NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales volleyball team (8-11, 1-7 TSC) hosts the Webber International Warriors (14-3, 7-0 TSC) in Sun Conference action on Friday, October 5. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
Johnson & Wales (8-11, 1-7 TSC) vs. Webber International (14-3, 7-0 TSC)
Location: North Miami, Fla.
Venue: Wildcat Center
Date: Friday, Oct. 5
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Admission: $5 general admission, JWU students and children 12-and-under are free.
The Wildcats come into Friday's match averaging 10.44 kills-per-set with a team hitting percentage of .151. Defensively, JWU is averaging 13.83 digs-per-set while registering 101.5 total team blocks.
Sophomore Savannah Swenson and junior Sharell Nairn lead the Wildcats with a197 kills apiece. Swenson is averaging 2.67 digs-per-set and leads the team with 30 service aces. Nairn is averaging 1.70 digs-per-set and recorded 25 service aces as well as 23 total blocks. Freshman setter Vanessa Orozco comes into Friday's match with a team-leading 458 assists. With seven double-doubles on the year, the native of Kissimmee, Florida, is also averaging 2.14 digs-per-set. Junior Sierra Mooney has totaled 47 blocks this season – six shy of tying the school record for blocks in a season at JWU (53 by Nairn in 2017). The Middleburg, Florida, product is averaging 2.20 kills-per-set with a hitting percentage of .234. Sophomore Bianca Torres enters this week's action as the team leader in digs, averaging 3.23 digs-per-set.
Series History: Friday's contest will mark the sixth meeting all-time between JWU and Webber International with the Warriors leading the series history, 5-0. The last meeting between the two teams resulted in a 3-1 win for WIU on September 8, 2018, in Babson Park, Florida.
A Look at Webber International: The Warriors come into Friday's match as the top team in the conference. Webber International is averaging 12.56 kills-per-game with a .176 hitting percentage. WIU is averaging 18.51 digs-per-set and has tallied 94 total team blocks.
|Current Record||8 - 11||14 - 3|
|Blocks Per Game||1.450||1.540|
|Ball Handling Errors||26||48|