Wildcats Fall to Johnson (Tenn.), 3-1

Wildcats Fall to Johnson (Tenn.), 3-1

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DAYTON, Tenn. (August 30, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (2-2) fell to Johnson University (Tenn.), 3-1 (25-21, 25-12, 22-25, 25-20), on Friday night during the team's second match of the 2019 Bryan Bash Tournament.

Senior Sierra Mooney led all Wildcats with 10 kills while hitting .292 over the four set match. Freshman Desiree Birriel tallied a career-high 18 assists in the match and was one dig shy of recording the first double-double of her collegiate career. Junior Bianca Torres registered a team-high 17 digs while senior Vitoria Nicolau also broke the double-digit plateau in digs with 11.

The Wildcats fell behind, dropping the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-12, before responding in the set number three with a 25-22 victory. JWU entered the fourth set looking to even the match however, Johnson (Tenn.) fought off the Wildcats, winning the frame, 25-20, and the match, 3-1.

JWU recorded a .033 hitting percentage in the contest, totaling 29 kills on 123 attempts with 25 attack errors. JU posted a .180 attack percentage with 48 kills on 139 total attempts with 23 errors.

The Wildcats will wrap up the 2019 Bryan Bash Tournament on Saturday, August 31, versus Faulkner. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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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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