The Orange and Brown officially got their season started this past weekend in the Top Dawg Challenge, where the Falcons were able to pick up their first win of the season against host team Butler, while falling in the other two matches on the weekend to start the season 1-2.
Coach Danijela Tomic was able to pick up win No. 150 on her BGSU career with the win over Butler on Saturday. Tomic wasn’t the only Falcon with a notable accomplishment this weekend as fifth-year senior Katie Kidwell etched her name in BGSU volleyball history as she collected block assist number 445 to pass Kendra Halm’s record of 443 to become the programs all-time record holder.
BG fell in the first match to University of Illinois Chicago 1-3 before taking Match 2 against Butler on Friday in four sets (3-1). It was another nail-biter on Saturday as the Falcons gave the Indiana Hoosiers everything they could handle, forcing five sets, but Indiana was able to walk away victorious three sets to two.
The Falcons return to action again this coming weekend as they head to South Bend, Indiana, for the Shamrock Invitational, which will feature the Cincinnati Bearcats, Milwaukee Panthers and host Notre Dame Fighting Irish.