Atlanta, Ga. – The women's volleyball team kicked off the 2019 season with a split on day one at the Emory Classic on Friday. The Wildcats topped Sewanee, 3-1, in the opener before taking a set off the defending national champion Emory to close out day one.
Johnson & Wales: 1-1
Kate Walker: 18 kills (Match 1), 10 kills (Match 2)
Brylee Frank: 47 set assists (Match 1)
Maria Coniglio: 12 kills (Match 1 and Match 2)
JWU opened up the season winning their first two sets against Sewanee before the Tigers hit an impressive .400 in the third set. A fourth set victory closed the match out 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 16-25, 25-22). Kate Walker continued right where she left off last season by hitting .457 in the match with a match-high 18 kills. Elyssa Nicolas tallied 29 digs and Brylee Frank registered 47 assists in the victory.
In the final match of the day, Walker's impressive .556 hitting percentage wasn't enough to overcome the Eagles. Maria Coniglio led the charge for the Wildcats with 12 kills while Frank tossed up 26 set assists and picked up 10 digs in the setback.
The Wildcats take on Guilford and Belhaven to close out their weekend in Georgia.