PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Johnson & Wales University women's volleyball team attacked at .330 and recorded ten service aces in gaining its 25th victory with a loss with a sweep of Eastern Connecticut State University Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-18, 25-21, 25-10.
A winner of 75 of 76 sets this year, the Wildcats struggled against Eastern (14-9) through the first two sets before scoring six of the first seven points of the third set on the way to the 15-point win.
The Wildcats broke from an 8-8 tie in the first set by outscoring Eastern 9-4 to move out 17-12 lead. Eastern made a late charge in the second set after falling behind, 9-1. Trailing 24-15, the Warriors reeled off six straight points sparked by two kills from senior Kay Mullen (Fairhaven, MA), a block from junior Megan Macomber (South Windsor) and service ace from senior Adrianna Mihalek (Woodbury).
Mihalek led Eastern with nine kills to move within eight of establishing a program career record for kills. She attacked at .250, but the Warriors managed just .085 as a team. Mullen had six kills, and sophomore Leah Sopneski (Deep River) 12 assists. Senior Fabiana Della-Monica (Newark, DE) had five digs, Mihalek and senior Nina Zimmitti (East Hampton) four.
Kate Walker of Johnson & Wales had ten kills without an error with a .588 attack percentage. Starsha Tunstall had seven kills and attacked at .455 and Emily Kamink had six kills and a .417 percentage. Brylee Frank had 32 assists.
Saturday, Eastern hosts the University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference match at noon and Salem State University in a non-conference match at 4 p.m.