Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

The BG News
Follow us on social
BG24 Newscast
April 11, 2024

  • Jeanette Winterson for “gAyPRIL”
    “gAyPRIL” (Gay-April) continues on Falcon Radio, sharing a playlist curated by the Queer Trans Student Union, sharing songs celebrating the LGBTQ+ experience. In similar vein, you will enjoy Jeanette Winterson’s books if you find yourself interested in LGBTQ+ voices and nonlinear narratives. As “dead week” is upon us, students, we can utilize resources such as Falcon […]
  • Poetics of April
    As we enter into the poetics of April, also known as national poetry month, here are four voices from well to lesser known. The Tradition – Jericho Brown Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Brown visited the last American Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2024) conference, and I loved his speech and humor. Besides […]
Spring Housing Guide

Week of 10/19: MAC Volleyball round-up

Buffalos+Abby+Leigh+goes+for+the+kill+in+Buffalos+3-0+win+over+Akron+on+Tuesday
Paul Hokanson, UBBulls.com
Buffalo’s Abby Leigh goes for the kill in Buffalo’s 3-0 win over Akron on Tuesday

Tomorrow marks one month exactly until the 2023 Mid-American Conference Tournament, and as the race tightens, some hope is being shown for teams that we once thought were out of the fight.

A look at some of this week’s top storylines.

 

  1. WMU’s Case making case for greatest setter in MAC history- If you ever have watched MAC Volleyball, you probably have heard of the name Logan Case. Well Case is continuing to add her historic career, as on Tuesday in Western Michigan’s win over Northern Illinois, Case became the all-time leader in assists in program history (4,538), passing Mary Murphy (2015-18). Case not only is the all-time leader for WMU, but, as long as her pace of 11.65 assists/set keeps pace, Case has a chance to crack the top five all-time in the MAC.
  2. Akron faces tough stretch amid losing streak- I know that Bowling Green fans will love to see it, but right now, the Akron Zips are struggling. Losers of three straight, Akron is now 10-10 overall and 5-4 in MAC play, just two games ahead of BG. While the distance remains, the upcoming schedule for Akron includes a home series against Toledo, followed by a road trip for a match against Northern Illinois and red-hot Western Michigan. Certainly the matches are winnable, but at least on paper, the Zips have a stretch that they will have to work through with toughness and resilience in order to fend off an up-and-coming BGSU team.
  3. Weekly MAC awards spread across the conference-  In what has been an alternative to the usual one or two team dominance of weekly awards, this week saw six different schools have a representative in the MAC Division Players of the Week awards list. In the East, Bowling Green’s Lauryn Hovey took home Offensive Player of the Week, Kent State’s Bryn Roberts won Defensive Player of the Week, and Buffalo’s Mandy Leigh won setter of the week. In the West, Ball State’s Aniya Kennedy won Offensive Player of the Week, Northern Illinois’ Charli Atiemo took home Defensive Player of the Week, and once again, WMU’s Case? Setter of the Week.

 

A look at the current MAC standings (courtesy of getsomemaction.com):

2023 Women’s Volleyball Standings
SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL STREAK
EAST DIVISION
Buffalo 7-2 .778 17-4 .810 7-1 5-2 5-1 W1
Akron 5-4 .556 10-10 .500 5-2 3-6 2-2 L3
Ohio 5-4 .556 10-11 .476 5-5 2-3 3-3 L1
Bowling Green 3-6 .333 9-11 .450 4-4 4-4 1-3 W2
Kent State 1-8 .111 5-15 .250 1-6 2-6 2-3 L1
Miami 1-8 .111 5-16 .238 0-8 4-3 1-5 L1
WEST DIVISION
Western Michigan 9-0 1.000 19-2 .905 8-0 7-1 4-1 W9
Ball State 9-0 1.000 12-8 .600 7-1 4-3 1-4 W10
Toledo 6-3 .667 8-12 .400 4-5 3-5 1-2 L1
Northern Illinois 6-3 .667 8-13 .381 4-2 2-7 2-4 L1
Central Michigan 2-7 .222 8-13 .381 4-1 2-8 2-4 L4
Eastern Michigan 0-9 .000 2-19 .095 0-3 0-10 2-6 L13

 

Here is a look at the upcoming schedule for the week (courtesy of getsomemaction.com)

Friday, October 20, 2023 Women’s Volleyball
Away Home Time Location Links
6:00 P.M.
Bowling Green, Ohio  Stats ESPN+
6:00 P.M.
Akron, Ohio  Stats ESPN+
6:00 P.M.
Mount Pleasant, Mich.  Stats ESPN+
6:00 P.M.
Ypsilanti, Mich.  Stats ESPN+
6:00 P.M.
Buffalo, NY  Stats ESPN+
7:00 P.M.
Oxford, OH  Stats ESPN+
Saturday, October 21, 2023 Women’s Volleyball
Away Home Time Location Links
6:00 P.M.
Bowling Green, Ohio  Stats ESPN+
TBA
Oxford, OH  Stats
4:00 P.M.
Ypsilanti, Mich.  Stats ESPN+
4:00 P.M.
Mount Pleasant, Mich.  Stats Video
4:00 P.M.
Buffalo, NY  Stats ESPN+
4:00 P.M.
Akron, Ohio  Stats ESPN+

 

For more stories related to BGSU Athletics, follow Falcon Media Sports Network on X (@bg_fmsn).

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$825
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$825
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *