Volleyball Falls to Florida Memorial, 3-1

Volleyball Falls to Florida Memorial, 3-1

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (September 18, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (2-6, 0-2 TSC) fell to the Florida Memorial Lions (7-4, 3-0 TSC), 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-9), on Wednesday night from the Wildcat Center.

Senior Sharell Nairn led all Wildcats with 15 kills and .406 hitting percentage. The native of Miami also collected a team-high 15 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Senior Vitoria Nicolau also notched her fourth double-double of the year, producing 14 kills and recording 14 digs versus the Lions. Sophomore Vanessa Orozco led JWU with 33 assists.

FMU took a 1-0 lead with a 25-18 win in set one. The Lions extended their lead following a 25-23 win in set two. However, JWU responded in the third set, winning the frame 26-24 and cutting into the FMU lead, 2-1. The Lions hit .737 as a team in the fourth set, en route to a 25-9 win and a 3-1 victory over the Wildcats.

JWU ended the night hitting .186 with 35 kills and 14 errors in 113 attempts. FMU posted a hitting percentage of .305 with 56 kills and 17 errors in 128 total attempts. The Lions held a slight edge in total digs, 55-52 and produced 18 services aces to just five for the Wildcats.

JWU will travel to Miami Gardens to take on St. Thomas on Saturday, September 21. Game time is set for 2:00 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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