Sharell Nairn Registers 1,000th Point in 3-0 Loss to Ave Maria

Sharell Nairn Registers 1,000th Point in 3-0 Loss to Ave Maria

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (October 2, 2019)
– Junior Sharell Nairn became the first Wildcat in Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball history to recorded 1,000 career points during JWU's 3-0 loss (25-14, 25-18, 25-19) to Ave Maria on Wednesday evening.

The native of Miami, Florida, tallied 11 kills, five service aces, and one solo block to record 17.0 points versus the Gyrenes to increase her career total to 1,000.5. Nairn also recorded 12 digs for her eighth double-double of the season.

Sophomore Vanessa Orozco produced 21 assists and 10 digs for her sixth double-double of 2019. Freshman Desiree Birriel led JWU with 14 digs. Also reaching double-digits in digs was senior Vitoria Nicolau.

The Wildcats ended the night with 24 digs with 24 errors on 121 total attempts (.000). The Gyrenes registered 37 kills with 14 errors on 120 total attempts (.192). AMU held a 63-59 edge in total digs and produced 8.0 total team blocks to 4.0 for JWU.

JWU will travel to Brunswick, Georgia, to take on Coastal Georgia on Saturday, October 5. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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