GREEN BAY 3, BOWLING GREEN 2 (25-21, 32-30, 18-25, 16-25, 16-14)
GREEN BAY, WI – Green Bay (16-15) fought hard for a two-set lead early over Bowling Green (17-12) on Thursday night. The Falcons battled back, however, winning the third and fourth sets to force a decisive fifth. Ultimately, the grit of the Phoenix prevailed, launching them into Round 2.
Bowling Green’s front line was dynamic throughout the night, forcing 21 blocks to Green Bay’s 11. The Falcons were paced by Nicole Slimko who finished with 16 kills, one dig and seven blocks.
Green Bay had four in double figure kill totals. Lydia Deweese (17), Roberta Todd (13), Taylor Wolf (12) and Jessica Wolf (11) took turns attacking throughout the night. Defensively, the Phoenix also came up with 126 digs to Bowling Green’s 96.
In Round 2, Green Bay will face Illinois State on Friday, December 1, at 6 p.m. CT.