Wildcats come up short on Saturday

Wildcats come up short on Saturday

The 'Cats wrapped up their weekend in Arizona with a pair of matches on Saturday morning.

The first match of the day saw Johnson & Wales take on Haskell Indian Nations University in an A.I.I. matchup between the two squads. The Indian's offense was on fire throughout the contest as they hit .327 to sweep JWU in three sets. Erynn Keeney (Thornton, Colo.) and Erin Sosnowchik (Omaha, Neb.) each had seven kills for Johnson & Wales. Brooke Paxton (Greeley, Colo.) led JWU with 16 digs and Katie Malachinski (Stevensville, Mont.) added 12 of her own.

In the second match of the day, the 'Cats faced University of Antelope Valley. After breaking up a 10-10 draw in the first set, UAV went on a 6-0 run to pull away from Johnson & Wales. UAV took the opening set 25-16. In the second set, the two teams traded scoring runs with UAV holding the slight edge to take the second set 25-21. The 'Cats played back and forth throughout the third set but Antelope Valley found a late run to shift the momentum and take the 25-20 victory.

Keeney and Sosnowchik each had eight kills for Johnson & Wales and Ashlee Ruehs (Phoenix, Ariz.) had 23 assists for the 'Cats.

Johnson & Wales heads to California next weekend for matches at Menlo College.