Friday night the Eastern Michigan volleyball team defeated by Bowling Green University in another Middle American Conference matchup that the Eagles have found themselves on the losing end.
Following a string of recent losses, the Eagles (7-13, 2-5) looked to draw energy from being back at home following a pair of hard fought matches on the road. Despite strong support from fans and vocal local youth volleyball team the Eagles would drop the match in three sets to the Falcons (14-6, 4-3).
To begin the match, the Eagles and Falcons were in an even matched battle. Neither team was able to stretch a lead to begin with, both teams dueling it out relentlessly until Eastern Michigan head coach Kimi Olson with the score reading 15-18 in favor of the Falcons. However, the Eagles would end up dropping the first set with a final score of 17-25.
Bowling Green would continue on rolling through the start of the second set, jumping out to a quick 7-2 lead. The Falcons continued their dominance until Eastern put together a run of their own and bring the score to 14-22 following six straight points. Despite a valiant effort, again the Eagles would fall but this time to a score of 15-25.
The third set would open up in the same way as the second. Bowling Green came out from the intermission firing on all cylinders, steadily placing themselves in the driver seat for the set. They opened the set on a 8-1 run until Coach Olson would call a timeout in an attempt to slow the Falcons offense. Unlike the second set, The Eagles were not able to go on much of a run their own and would drop this set 9-25 to take the match.
This marks the fourth loss on the recent streak and with a tough Miami (Ohio) opponent making their way to the Convocation Center things are only going to get harder for the Eagles. The Eagles welcome in Miami who is currently undefeated in conference play and seated on top of the MAC. First serve is slated for 5 pm in the Convocation Center tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th.