NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (September 10, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (2-3) returns to action on Wednesday, September 11, taking on the Florida National Conquistadors (7-5) at Bucky Dent Gymnasium. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
JWU at Florida National
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hialeah, Fla.
Venue: Bucky Dent Gym (2250 W 60th St, Hialeah, FL 33016)
The Wildcats are back in action on Wednesday, looking to snap a three-match losing skid. JWU is coming off a 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23) loss to the Faulkner Eagles (3-4) on Saturday, August 31, in the team's final game of the 2019 Bryan Bash Tournament (Dayton, Tennessee).
The Wildcats were led offensively seniors Sharell Nairn and Vitoria Nicolau who both posted 15 kills in the contest. Nicolau hit a team-best .279 in the match, while Nairn corralled 21 digs for her second double-double of the year. Also reaching double-digit in kills was senior Sierra Mooney who recorded 11 kills on a .259 attack percentage.
Junior Bianca Torres led all Wildcats with 22 digs. Freshman Desiree Birriel also reached double-digits in digs, notching 13 versus the Eagles. The native of Apopka, Florida, registered a career-high 42 assists in the match – the fifth-most in school history and the second-most at JWU in a four-set match.
Kills – Sharell Nairn (71 – 3.55 kps)
Assists – Vanessa Orozco (112 – 5.89 aps)
Digs – Bianca Torres (91 – 4.33 dps)
Blocks – Sharell Nairn (6 – 0.30 bps)
Aces – Sharell Nairn (9 – 0.45 aps)
The Series History: Wednesday's match will mark the ninth meeting all-time between JWU and Florida National with the Conquistadors leading the series history, 8-0. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 3-2 win for FNU on October 24, 2018, in Hialeah, Florida. Click here for recap.
A Look at Florida National: The Conquistadors enter Wednesday's match with a 7-5 record. FNU is coming off a 3-0 loss to Ave Maria on Friday, September 6.
|Current Record||7 - 5||2 - 3|
|Blocks Per Game||0.730||0.620|
|Ball Handling Errors||19||22|
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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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