Volleyball to Host Two-Straight Matches this Weekend

Volleyball to Host Two-Straight Matches this Weekend

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (October 10, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (5-11, 1-7 TSC) will host a pair of matches this weekend, beginning with a non-conference contest versus Florida National (10-8) on Friday, October 11. A day later, the Wildcats will welcome the Warner Royals (4-9, 2-6 TSC) to the Wildcat Center. Game time for both matches is 2:00 p.m.



JWU vs. Florida National

Date: Friday, October 11
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: North Miami, Fla.
Venue: The Wildcat Center (1600 NE 126th St. North Miami, FL 33181)
Live Stats
Live Video

JWU vs. Warner

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: North Miami, Fla.
Venue: The Wildcat Center (1600 NE 126th St. North Miami, FL 33181)
Live Stats


Admission: $5 general admission, JWU students and children 12-and-under are free.



JWU Volleyball

Senior Sharell Nairn registered a career-high and school-record 30 kills as the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (5-11, 1-7 TSC) picked up its first Sun Conference win of the season with a 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 18-25, 30-28) win at Warner on Wednesday evening.

Nairn posted 30 kills with a match-high .289 hitting percentage. The native of Miami, Florida, also collected 16 digs for her 10th double-double of the season. Joining Nairn in double-digit kills was senior Vitoria Nicolau, who recorded 14 kills versus the Royals. The native of Sao Paul, Brazil, registered 17 digs to go along with 14 kills for her sixth double-double of 2019.

Sophomore Vanessa Orozco tallied a match-high 46 assists versus Warner and registered 15 digs to registered double-double number seven of the season. Junior Bianca Torres notched a team-high 25 digs and was one of five Wildcats to reach double-digits in digs in the match (Torres – 25, Nicolau – 17, Nairn – 16, Orozco – 15, Angelique Davis – 11).

For the match, JWU posted 54 kills with 12 errors in 192 total attacks (.219) while Warner produced 53 kills and 19 errors on 190 attempts (.179). The Royals held a 115-95 edge in digs and a 6.0-5.0 advantage in total team blocks.

The win marked the first in program history over Warner (1-6).

2019 Leaders
Kills – Sharell Nairn (239 – 4.05 kps)
Assists – Vanessa Orozco (401 – 6.91 aps)
Digs – Bianca Torres (245 – 4.08 dps)
Blocks – Sierra Mooney (33 – 0.62 bps)
Aces – Vanessa Orozco (25 – 0.43 aps)

The Series History (FNU): Friday's match will mark the 11th meeting all-time between JWU and Florida National with the Conquistadors leading the series history, 9-1. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 3-0 win for JWU on October 1, 2019, in Hialeah, Florida. Click here for recap. 

A Look at Florida National: The Conquistadors enter Friday's match with a 10-8 record. FNU is coming off a 3-1 win over Keiser on Wednesday, October 9.

The Series History (Warner): Saturday will mark the eighth meeting all-time between JWU and Warner with the Royals leading the series history, 6-1. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 3-1 win for JWU on October 9, 2019, in Lake Wales, Florida. For a complete recap, click here.

A look at Warner: The Royals enter Saturday's with a 4-9 record (2-6 TSC). WU is coming off a 3-1 loss to JWU on Wednesday, October 9.

The Matchup

  JWU FNU WU
  5 - 11 10 - 8 4-9
Scoring 1219 1390 1061
Attack      
Kills 596 715 575
Errors 328 350 257
Total Attacks 2212 2229 1891
Attack Pct 0.121 0.164 0.168
Kills/Game 9.930 11.350 11.270
Set      
Assists 559 670 547
Assists/Game 9.320 10.630 10.730
Serve      
Aces 103 162 95
Errors 132 175 103
Attempts 1222 1156 1080
Serve Pct 0.892 0.849 0.905
Aces/Game 1.720 2.570 1.860
Server Reception      
Errors 124 116 100
Errors/Game 2.070 1.840 1.960
Attempts 1091 934 911
Reception Pct 0.898 0.890 0.901
Defense      
Digs 1022 969 898
Digs/Game 17.030 15.380 17.610
Blocking      
Block Solo 29 22 8
Block Assist 72 80 44
Total Blocks 65.000 62.000 30.000
Blocks Per Game 1.080 0.980 0.590
Blocks Errors 16 28 3
Ball Handling Errors 36 34 20

 


Follow volleyball (@JWUVBallNM) and all of JWU's 11 athletic teams on Twitter (@JWUAthleticsNM), YouTube (JWUAthletics), and Instagram (the WildcatWay).
 
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.

 

-- JWU --