JWU topped by No. 9 Colorado College

Teagan Gutka
Teagan Gutka

DENVER -- The Johnson & Wales University volleyball team returned to SCAC play for a rare weekday matchup at the Wildcat Center, hosting No. 9-ranked Colorado College on Tuesday night in a 'Dig Pink' rally. 

The Wildcats were unable to pull off the upset, falling to the visiting Tigers in straight sets (25-14, 25-16, 25-11). 

Three Wildcats finished with at least five kills, led by freshman Hope Hines with seven, followed by seniors Brooke Paxton with six and Ashlee Ruehs with five. Freshman Elyse Swensen chipped in three kills while classmate Hunter Halbower had two. 

Sophomore Jacquelyn Ortiz totaled 10 assists while Hopes and sophomore Kaitlin Jones each had seven digs. Led by Emma Hewlin's 10 kills, the Tigers won their seventh straight match and moved to 5-0 in league play. 

In conjunction with the Side Out Foundation, the Wildcats held a Pink Out to raise money for breast cancer research.