NORTHFIELD, Vt.– A strong offensive performance propelled the fifth-ranked Johnson & Wales University women's volleyball team to victory on Friday. The Wildcats took down Norwich, 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-20).
Norwich: 2-5, 0-3 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 7-1, 3-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales pushed its GNAC winning streak to 29 matches with the victory.
The Wildcats were an offensive juggernaut in the second set, hitting .500 with 15 kills and only one error. For the match, JWU had a .344-.062 hitting advantage.
JWU also had 55 digs to the Cadets' 39 and registered five blocks while Norwich and zero rejections.
Norwich closed within 19-17 in the third set, but junior middle blocker Kate Walker took over. She produced three of her match-high 10 kills down the stretch to secure to the victory. The Oakland, Calif. native hit .500 and had a solo block.
Setter Brylee Frank handed out 40 assists – the second-highest total of her career in a three-set match. Senior Katie Leidhold and sophomore Hannah Dolan added eight kills and Maria Coniglio chipped in seven. Libero Elyssa Nicolas produced 18 digs.
Johnson & Wales is back in action Saturday to take on Babson at 1 p.m. followed by host Clark at 3 p.m.