BGSU volleyball puts down Huskies


BGSU v Huskies – Oct. 8 – Photo courtesy of BGSU Athletics

On Oct. 8, the Bowling Green Falcons swept the Northern Illinois Huskies to uphold their undefeated record of 5-0 in the MAC.

The first set presented a rocky start for both BGSU and Northern Illinois. After the injury of the Huskies’ Jasmine Kemp, both teams struggled offensively and defensively, keeping the score close all set. It was Petra Indrova with the kill, assisted by Hannah Laube, to secure the first set. With a final of 25-22, the Huskies proved persistent, not letting themselves fall far behind.

Moving forward, the Falcons came ready to play the second set taking a quick lead of 5-1. They seemed much more prepared and withheld their lead all game long. The Huskies did force a mid-set time-out after going on a 6-point streak. However, the Falcons responded with a service run from Julia Walz, and two kills from Katie Kidwell and Katelyn Meyer. The final score of the second set was 25-16.

Finally, the Falcons took their momentum from the second set and rolled it into the third. The Huskies put up a good fight and chipped away at the Falcon’s initial 6-1 lead. Yet it was Meyer and Indrova who proved to be unstoppable at the net.

Meyer ended the night with 14 kills, and one in particular that had the whole Stroh Center on their feet. Meyer took advantage of an overpass from the Huskies and used her long vertical to slam the ball down in front of the 10-foot line. She also had the winning kill after one of the many challenged calls made by the referees.

The score of the final set ended up being 25-22, the same as the first set, keeping the Falcons undefeated in the conference. BGSU returned to the Stroh on Oct. 9 to take on the Western Michigan Broncos. They pulled off another 3-0 sweep on their opponents from last year’s MAC championships.