#4 Wildcats Roll Past Wellesley 3-0

#4 Wildcats Roll Past Wellesley 3-0


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.

Wellesley: 11-2
#4 Johnson & Wales: 18-1

Statistical Leaders:
Kate Walker (JWU): 10 kills, .450 hitting %
Maria Coniglio (JWU), 9 kills, 10 digs
Brylee Frank (JWU) 33 assists, 6 digs

Of Note:
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.

Frank had the offense humming as four different Wildcats had seven or more kills, led by Kate Walker's 10. Maria Coniglio and Hannah Dolan tied with nine apiece.

Coniglio was one of three players with double-digit digs. Katie Leidhold led JWU with 13 while Elyssa Nicolas chipped in 12. JWU had a 51-41 advantage in digs.  

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.