Volleyball Suffers First Loss of the Season, 3-1

Volleyball Suffers First Loss of the Season, 3-1

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DAYTON, Tenn. (August 30, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-12, 25-12) decision to Bryan College (3-2) during the opening match of the 2019 Bryan Bash Tournament on Friday afternoon.

The Wildcats were led offensively by senior Sharell Nairn, who posted 14 kills in the contest. Sophomore Vanessa Orozco registered 26 assists in the contest, to become the school's all-time leader in assists (762). The native of Kissimmee, Florida, also collected 10 digs to record her third double-double of the season. Also tallying double-digit digs were Bianca Torres (17), Vitoria Nicolau (13) and Desiree Birriel (14).

JWU finished the match with a 0.96 hitting percentage with 40 total kills on 157 total attempts. Bryan College hit at a clip of .194 with 45 total kills on 139 total attempts.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead, taking set one, 25-21. JWU held a 24-20 lead late in the second frame, but the Lions battled to take a 25-24 lead and an ultimate 27-25 win to tie the match, 1-1. JWU was unable to rebound from the set two loss, falling 25-12 in set three and 25-12 in set four.

JWU will return to the court at 6:00 p.m. today to take on Johnson (Tenn.) in the Wildcats' second match of this year's Bryan Bash.  

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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)

About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.


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