Johnson & Wales closed out their road schedule with a Sunday morning match against Schreiner University.
In the first set the Mountaineers held an early 9-4 advantage to start to build some distance. With their early lead, Schreiner used the start to power their way to the 25-13 opening set victory. The two sides began the second set on a more balanced tone, trading early points. The Wildcats broke up a 6-6 tie to lead 10-6 and start to build some momentum. The Mountaineers added a few more points late, but the Wildcats maintained their offense and took the second set 25-16. JWU began the third with a 5-1 lead to continue to holding the momentum. The Wildcats used their early lead to keep the pressure on Schreiner and force them into errors on their way to the 25-14 win.
The fourth set went back and forth through the opening minutes with Schreiner holding the small lead midway through the set. The Mountaineers put together a late push to capture the 25-17 victory and force a fifth set. In the final set of the game, the two sides traded points early with neither team allowing the other to get much of an advantage. Schreiner held the 8-6 lead as the two squads traded sides. The back and forth continued with both teams knotted at 14. Schreiner found the final two points to grab with 16-14 win and the 3-2 victory.
The Wildcats return home for the final weekend of the season. JWU hosts University of Dallas on Friday, October 26 at 6pm in the Wildcat Center.