The Wildcats headed north to Billings, Montana for a pair of matches on the campus of Rocky Mountain College.
The first match of the day saw Johnson & Wales take on the University of Great Falls. In the opening set, the Argonauts broke up an 8-8 tie to go up 11-8 on JWU. UGF held off a late push by the Wildcats to take the 25-19 win in the opening set. The second set had JWU trail early as UGF jumped out to an early 12-4 lead. The Wildcats staged a rally to tie the set 19-19 but UGF held them off for the 25-22 win.
After going up 11-10 on Johnson & Wales, the Argonauts added a three point run to lead 14-10. Another late push by UGF game them what they needed to take the 25-17 win.
In the second match, the 'Cats took on host Rocky Mountain College. The Wildcats had a great start to the opening set, leading 15-12. The Battlin' Bears rallied to tie the set 16-16. The two sides closed out the set trading points with RMC taking the 25-23 win.
In the second set, JWU began with a 4-1 lead before the Bears came back to lead 6-4. The momentum was in RMC's favor as the surged ahead for the 25-16 win. In the third set, JWU fell behind 3-7 but rallied to tie the set 10-10. A five point run by Rocky Mountain put them ahead 17-11 and the Bears were able to take the 25-16 win.
JWU will take on #17 Carroll College on Saturday at 4pm MT followed by another match against host Rocky Mountain College at 7pm MT.