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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (September 21, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball (2-7, 0-3 TSC) dropped a 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 14-25, 25-23) decision at St. Thomas (5-7, 2-2 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats were led offensively by Sharell Nairn, who posted 18 kills and 12 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. Vitoria Nicolau added 11 kills and recorded a team-high 13 digs to register her fifth double-double of 2019. Vanessa Orozco tallied 32 assists versus the Bobcats to increase her season total to 236 and 894 for her career.
JWU fell behind 1-0, after losing the first set 25-23, and dropped the second match, 25-18. The Wildcats rebounded with a 25-14 win in set three but, lost set four, 25-23, and the match, 3-1.
The Wildcats ended the afternoon with 38 total kills and 23 errors on 132 attempts for a hitting percentage of .114. STU recorded 45 attacks with 23 errors on 128 total attempts for an attack percentage of .172.
JWU will return to action on Wednesday, September 25. Game time from the Wildcat Center is set for 7:00 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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