PROVIDENCE, RI – The fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University women's volleyball team was all business Thursday night. The Wildcats served tough on their way to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-11) victory over Wellesley.
#4 Johnson & Wales: 18-1
Johnson & Wales won its 18th match in a row, the second-longest current winning streak in the country.
It was also the Wildcats' 50th-straight home win in a row, extending the seventh-longest streak in NCAA history.
Knotted at 4-4 in the first set, JWU setter Brylee Frank rattled off six points with her serve to give the Wildcats a 10-4 margin. Johnson & Wales hit .400 in the opening set.
Tough serving by the Wildcats in set two got the Blue out of system and led to eight hitting errors. Wellesley hit -.114 in the second stanza.
While JWU only had five aces, its serving kept Wellesley off balance all evening and led to a .382 to .040 hitting advantage.
Johnson & Wales is on the road Friday to take on Stevens at 6 p.m. The Ducks are receiving votes in the latest AVCA Top 25 poll.