The Wildcats wrapped up the weekend with a pair of matches on Saturday against University of Saint Francis and #25 Peru State College.
In the first match of the day, Johnson & Wales took on University of Saint Francis. The 'Cats opened the first set leading 8-5 but the Cougars fought back and tied the set 16-16. Johnson & Wales went back up by three but the Cougars rallied to retake the 20-19 lead. The Wildcats closed out the set on a 6-0 run to take the 25-20 win.
In the second set the Cougars held a small lead but the 'Cats came back to tie the set 13-13. The two teams went back and forth never letting the other side build much of a lead. Johnson & Wales held off a late push by USF to take the second set 25-23. In the third set the Wildcats broke up a 7-7 tie to take the 11-7 lead. A small push by the Cougars cut the lead to two but the 'Cats went back up 16-10. JWU felt the momentum as they took the 25-16 win.
In the second match of the day, the 'Cats took on #25 Peru State College to close out the weekend. In the opening set, the teams traded points before Johnson & Wales took the slight 11-10 lead. The 'Cats offense sparked and they led 18-15 midway through. The 'Cats powered their way through a late run by PSC to take the 25-22 win.
In the second set, the Bobacats began with a 9-3 run to set the tone. The Wildcats rallied to tie the set 12-12 forcing Peru State to call a timeout. After the timeout, PSC regrouped and went up by three. JWU made some headway but the Bobcats held on for the 25-19 win. The third set again had the Bobcats start strong, leading 10-4 early. JWU battled back to come within a point before the Bobcats surged to a 20-13 lead. The Bobcats finished off the set with the 25-17 win.
In the fourth set the Widlcats stayed within reach of the Bobcats, coming within two as PSC led 15-13. The 'Cats couldn't pull off the rally though, falling 18-25 in the final set.
The Wildcats head to Billings, Montana next weekend for a tournament at Rocky Mountain College.