Volleyball Travels to Florida National Wednesday

Volleyball Travels to Florida National Wednesday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (8-17) travels to Hialeah, Florida, to take on Florida National (13-13) on Wednesday, October 24. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.


Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (8-17) at Florida National (13-13)

Date:
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Hialeah, Fla.
Venue: Bucky Dent Gym (2250 West 60th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012)



The Wildcats enter Wednesday's contest looking to snap a current eight-game losing skid. JWU is averaging 10.36 kills-per-set with a team hitting percentage of .137. The team is averaging 14.68 digs-per-set and has tallied 128.5 total team blocks (JWU single-season record).

The Wildcats are led offensively by junior Sharell Nairn who is averaging 2.73 kills-per-set. The native of Miami is tied for the team lead in service aces (34 with sophomore Savannah Swenson) and is averaging 1.65 digs-per-set. Swenson is second on the team in kills, averaging 2.61 kills-per-set while averaging 2.57 digs-per-set (No. 2 on the squad). Freshman Vanessa Orozco comes into Wednesday's action with a team-best 565 assists – second-most in a single season at JWU. The native of Kissimmee, Florida, is third on the team in digs (2.46 per set) and has recorded 22 service aces. Sophomore Bianca Torres – the school's all-time leader in digs – has registered 325 in 2018 and enters the FNU contest with 767 for her career.

Series History: Wednesday's match will mark the eighth meeting all-time between JWU and Florida National with the Conquistadors leading the series history, 7-0. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 3-0 win for FNU on October 9, 2018, in North Miami, Florida.

A Look at Florida National: The Conquistadors enter this week averaging 10.48 kills-per-set with a team hitting percentage of .172. FNU is averaging 18.89 digs-per-set and has notched 83.0 total team blocks.

The Matchup

  FNU JWU
Current Record 13 - 13 8 - 17
Scoring 1962 1749
Attack    
Kills 954 901
Errors 404 513
Total Attacks 3205 2839
Attack Pct 0.172 0.137
Kills/Game 10.480 10.360
Set    
Assists 921 843
Assists/Game 10.120 9.690
Serve    
Aces 177 179
Errors 216 208
Attempts 660 1378
Serve Pct 0.673 0.849
Aces/Game 1.950 2.060
Server Reception    
Errors 165 163
Errors/Game 1.810 1.870
Attempts 239 1094
Reception Pct 0.592 0.870
Defense    
Digs 1719 1277
Digs/Game 18.890 14.680
Blocking    
Block Solo 25 78
Block Assist 116 101
Total Blocks 83.000 128.500
Blocks Per Game 0.910 1.480
Blocks Errors 25 23
Ball Handling Errors 77 45