The Wildcats began their spring break with a hard 0-3 (26-28, 20-25, 18-25) loss to Hope International University. Chris Schardt recorded a match high 16 kills in the loss. Mike Sauro had 28 sets for the Wildcats while Jorden Smith had a team high five block assists.
Taylor Martin-Funk and Schardt provided the defense for JWU with Martin-Funk having eight digs and Schardt added another six.
Mana and Kaimi Guerreiro each had 10 kills for the Royals in their win. The two sides will play again on Saturday at 1:00 PM PST. JWU will then travel to northern California to take on Holy Names University to round out their weekend.