Volleyball: No. 5 Johnson & Wales sweeps Norwich, 3-0

Volleyball: No. 5 Johnson & Wales sweeps Norwich, 3-0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich volleyball team hosted nationally-ranked Great Northeast Athletic Conference rival Johnson & Wales University on Friday night, dropping the match to the Wildcats in three sets.

Coming into the afternoon ranked fifth nationally and still riding the high of defeating the number one ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a few weeks ago, the Wildcats never really gave any ground to the Cadets and defeated them 25-16, 25-10, and 25-20. 

Junior Kate Walker led the way with 10 kills on a .500 attacking percentage, while Brylee Frank racked up 40 assists. As a team, JWU racked up 44 kills on a robust .344 attacking percentage. 

For Norwich, Kathryn Farnum (North Andover, Mass.) racked up a team-high eight kills, along with 11 digs and two service aces. Freshman Olivia Brown (Rye, N.H.) totaled 13 digs and Emily Oliver (Sagamore Hills, Ohio) finished with 20 assists. 

The loss drops Norwich down to 2-5 on the season and a 0-3 mark within the GNAC. They'll try to snap a five-game losing streak on Wednesday night at Rivier, where they'll take on the Raiders in another GNAC battle.