NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (October 23, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (9-13, 2-8 TSC) travels to Miami Gardens, Florida, to take on the Florida Memorial Lions (14-8, 7-4 TSC) on Wednesday, October 23. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) volleyball team (9-13, 2-8 TSC) fell to the Webber International Warriors (7-13, 3-8 TSC), 3-0 (25-20, 28-26, 25-19), on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Vitoria Nicolau led all Wildcats with 11 kills versus WIU. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, hit a team-best .242 in the match and also notched two service aces.
Freshman Desiree Birriel posted 12 assists in the match while junior Bianca Torres (16) and senior Sharell Nairn (11) reached double-digit in digs.
The Wildcats finished the match with 25 kills and 19 errors on 99 total attempts (.061) while WIU record 39 kills and 20 errors on 111 total attacks (.171). Both teams registered 49 digs in the match while the Warriors tallied 5.0 total team blocks to just 1.0 for JWU.
Kills – Sharell Nairn (355 – 4.38 kps)
Assists – Vanessa Orozco (567 – 7.46 aps)
Digs – Bianca Torres (333 – 4.06 dps)
Blocks – Sierra Mooney (34 – 0.57 bps)
Aces – Vitoria Nicolau (29 – 0.37 aps)
The Series History: Wednesday will mark the ninth meeting all-time between JWU and Florida Memorial with the Lions leading the series history, 8-0. The last meeting between the two programs took place on September 18, 2019, resulting in a 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-9) win for the Lions in North Miami, Florida. Click here for recap.
A look at Florida Memorial: The Lions enter Wednesday's with a 14-8 record (7-4 TSC). FMU is coming off a 3-1 win versus Ave Maria on Saturday, October 19.
|14 - 8||9 - 13|
|Blocks Per Game||1.550||1.210|
|Ball Handling Errors||30||50|
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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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