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ATHENS, Ohio -- Redshirt senior outside hitter Jaime Kosiorek (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), senior right side hitter Stephanie Olman (Maumee, Ohio) and junior outside hitter Lizzie Stephens (Dallas, Texas) each tallied 11 kills apiece, but the Ohio volleyball team (12-16, 7-8 MAC) dropped a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-17) decision to Mid-American Conference East Division rival Bowling Green (18-10, 12-3 MAC) tonight at the Convocation Center.
"It's a great challenge to play that team," said fifth-year head coach Deane Webb. "It's a very, very different style. I think Bowling Green was adjusting to the changes that we made. We had some very different defensive looks we gave them in the first set, and they adjusted well after that. I think they did a better job tonight making the adjustments that were needed."
The Bobcats recorded a season-high 15 total teams blocks, but the Falcons posted 14 total team blocks and limited Ohio to a .099 hitting percentage.
Kosiorek just missed out on a double-double with eight digs. She matched her season high with three total blocks (one solo, two assisted) and also chipped in a service ace. Olman matched her career high with five total blocks (four solo, one assisted). She has now posted double-digit kills in three of the last five matches. Stephens collected a double-double with 14 digs and also had a service ace and a solo block. Redshirt junior middle blocker Simone Miller (Kalamazoo, Mich.) finished with nine kills and three total blocks (two solo, one assisted) while sophomore middle blocker Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) logged seven kills and five total blocks (two solo, three assisted). Sophomore setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy) notched a double-double with a match-high 43 assists to go along with 13 digs. She also tallied four kills and two total blocks (one solo, one assisted). Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.) led the match with 28 digs.
Freshman outside hitter Katelyn Meyer led the match with 15 kills and also added three assisted blocks for the Falcons. Junior right side hitter Celena Kanagin posted a .258 hitting percentage with 11 kills. She also notched four total blocks (one solo, three assisted). Senior outside hitter/right side hitter Isabel Kovacic also posted 11 kills. Junior outside hitter/right side hitter Jessi Holly recorded eight kills, five assisted blocks and 12 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Katie Kidwell logged a match-high seven total blocks (one solo, six assisted) and also added four kills. Senior middle blocker Madeline Brandewie finished with five total blocks (one solo, four assisted). Junior setter Isabelle Marciniak posted a double-double with a team-high 26 assists to go along with 19 digs, and freshman setter Hanna Laube also tallied a double-double with 16 assists and 10 digs. Senior libero/defensive specialist Kallie Seimet compiled a team-high 25 digs.
Ohio closes out the 2018 regular season on Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Convocation Center by playing host to MAC East Division archrival Miami (20-7, 12-3 MAC). The contest is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on ESPN3, with Jake Hromada, 'The Voice of Ohio Volleyball,' on the call alongside Gabe Genovesi. The Bobcats will honor their 2018 senior class of Kosiorek, Olman, right side hitter Katie Nelson (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) and outside hitter Carley Remmers (Filley, Neb.) prior to the match against the RedHawks.