Score: Johnson & Wales 3, Emerson 0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-16)
Records: Emerson Lions (12-10, 4-8 GNAC) ;
Location: Providence, R.I. (Wildcat Center)
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Lead: The Emerson Lions were downed in three sets in GNAC Quarterfinal Action in Providence, R.I. against the Wildcats of Johnson & Wales.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Senior Captain Nick Rusk (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) led the Lions with a seven kills on 27 total attacks. On the defensive end, Rusk had six digs.
- Lucas Raagas assisted on 17 kills for the Lions and had two digs.
- The Wildcats were led by Dondre Crump who had 12 kids on 21 attacks.
- Cameron Ponce had 34 assists for the Wildcats.
- The Wildcats had a .354 kill percentage while the lions had a .052 kill percentage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Lions and Wildcats started trading points in the beginning of set number one before the Wildcats rattled off four in a row to open up a 7-3 lead.
- Johnson & Wales doubled their lead at 16-10 as the Lions were unable to overcome the powerful attacks the Wildcats.
- The Wildcats closed the first set out on a 9-5 run capped off by a solo block by Josh Pitzer to end the set with a final score of 25-15.
- In the second set, Emerson jumped out to an 2-0 lead before losing the next four points.
- The Wildcats extended their lead to 10-6 before Emerson alley their first timeout of the game.
- The timeout was well placed, as Emerson went on a 4-2 tun to get back into the set at 12-10, with a strong kill by Nick Rusk.
- Johnson and Wales responded with a 6-2 run of their own, opening up an 18-12 lead after 30 points in the second set.
- Emerson called another well placed timeout, taking four of the next five points, cutting the lead to 19-16.
- Johnson and Wales closed out the game on a second 6-2 run of the set to take a 2-0 lead heading into the third set.
- In the third set, the Lions saw more success through their serve and defense.
- They jumped out to an early lead at 5-3 and traded points to a tie score at 9-9.
- Johnson and Wales grabbed the lead quickly at 10-9 before Samuel Willinger (Golden Beach, Fla.) re-tied the set for the Lions at 10 a piece.
- The Wildcats took the next three points forcing Emerson to take a timeout trailing 13-10.
- Emerson went on a 4-2 run to cut the lead to 15-14.
- The Wildcats saw the game out with a 10-2 run to win the game 25-16 and the match 3-0.
- The Lions season comes to an end at the hands of the Wildcats after a run into the GNAC playoffs.
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