DENVER -- The Johnson & Wales University volleyball team opened SCAC play at home Friday with a 3-0 loss to visiting Texas Lutheran.
After a tough start to the match, the Wildcats (2-5, 0-1) found a rhythm in the third set but couldn't extend it to a fourth set in the 25-13, 25-15, 25-24 defeat.
Senior Brooke Paxton led JWU Denver with nine kills and eight digs. Six of Paxton's kills came in a in a back-and-forth third set that featured 17 ties and nine lead changes. The Wildcats held a 19-17 lead in the set and were tied at 24-all but saw their rally fall short after consecutive kills by the Bulldogs.