Charlotte, NC - The Johnson & Wales University volleyball team claimed victory in five sets over previously undefeated Sandhills Community College on Tuesday, winning 15-25, 25-12, 12-25, 26-24, 15-13 at the Wildcat Center.
Sandhills (13-1) had only dropped four sets all season heading into Tuesday's match, but were unable to fend off a resilient Johnson & Wales side that rallied after trailing two sets to one.
"This was a big win for us," said Johnson & Wales head coach Callie Phillips. "Lately, we have been making a lot of costly errors that put us behind early in matches. Today started out the same, but our team pulled together and played with a fire I haven't seen yet this season. I'm so proud of the determination and fight they showed tonight, and I'm glad we could get the win."
Johnson & Wales will resume play on Friday when it hosts local rival Johnson C. Smith at the Wildcat Center. Play is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.