After a four-game losing streak, the Falcons won on Sept. 19, in front of their home fans, as they took down the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in three straight sets.
The Falcons dominated from the first whistle, posting 46 total kills on 91 attempts for a .418 hitting percentage. Three Falcons posted double-digit kills, including Petra Indrova and Katelyn Meyer with 12 each, and Katie Kidwell with 11 kills. Assist leader Hanna Laube was given credit for leading this offense by Head Coach Danijela Tomic.
“We played really smart,” Tomic said. “Hanna Laube led a really really good offense and our hitters were really smart and executed situations where they needed to better the ball.”
This comes from a Falcons squad that came off a tough conference schedule, including two of their three losses last week coming from ranked opponents.
“That non-conference schedule prepared us,” Tomic said. “We lost four in a row. I can’t remember the last time we lost four in a row, but we showed that when we play BGSU Volleyball we are tough to beat.”
The Falcons showed this energy on the court holding Oakland to a .012 hitting percentage en-route to 20 total attack errors. Falcons combined for 14 block assists and seven team blocks in their second three set sweep of the season.
This all happened before the Falcons begin MAC play this week.
“I loved having this performance, going into the MAC,” Tomic said. “We are going to enjoy this win and come back Tuesday and we will try and get better again.”
The Falcons took Set 1 25-9, Set 2 25-17 and Set 3 25-16. This was all on the way to their first win at home since winning the MAC title months ago to advance to 4-6 overall on the young season.
Coach Tomic and the Falcons will get quite the test in defending the MAC regular season and tournament crown as they open play at Akron (6-6) on Sept. 24 and 25.