No. 5 Women's Volleyball Earns Win Over Springfield In Home Opener

No. 5 Women's Volleyball Earns Win Over Springfield In Home Opener

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 5 Johnson & Wales women's volleyball team dominated the third set en route to a 3-1 win over Springfield College in the home opener on Friday night. After dropping the opening set, JWU climbed back and won the final three frames to secure the victory.

 

Records:

JWU: 6-1

SC: 6-2

 

Statistical Leaders:

Brylee Frank (JWU): 44 set assists, 4 aces

Hannah Dolan (JWU): 13 kills, 4 block assists

Maria Coniglio (JWU): 10 kills, 19 digs

 

Of Note:

The two regional powers traded points early in the first set with JWU taking a 14-10 lead after an attacking error by the Pride. The Wildcats were the first to 20, up 20-18, before Springfield pulled ahead and earned the 25-21 set win behind a Bridget Walsh ace that ended the set.

Springfield raced out to the early lead in set two and the Wildcats had to claw back to within one after a kill by Tiah Scott made the score 18-17, in favor of the visitors. A kill by Kate Walker gave JWU a 21-20 advantage and the Wildcats escaped with the 25-22 win.

Set three was all Johnson & Wales and included back-to-back service aces by Brylee Frank before Bella Oldham capped off the set 25-10. Hannah Dolan claimed two of the final three points of set four as JWU cruised to the 25-15 victory.

The Wildcats hit a .290 for the evening, including a .419 in the fourth and final set, while collecting 11 service aces and eight team blocks to the Pride's six. 

 

Up Next:

JWU welcomes Stevens and Roger Williams to the Wildcat Center tomorrow as part of a four-match affair. Springfield and Roger Williams open the day at 11:00 AM. Johnson & Wales will tangle with Stevens at 1:00 PM and Roger Williams beginning at 5:30 PM.