GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Ohio volleyball team (0-2) fell to Green Bay (2-0), 3-1 (25-18, 27-25, 18-25, 25-17), on Friday evening inside the Kress Center during the second match of the Green Bay invite.
Junior opposite Maggie Nedoma (Brook Park, Ohio) had 19 kills and hit .267 on 45 swings. Nedoma added seven digs and three blocks in the four-set match. Her 19 kills tied the second-highest output in her career.
Senior outside hitter Lizzie Stephens (Dallas, Texas) had her first double-double of the season and the 23rd of her career with 11 kills and 12 digs. Her 12 digs was the second-most on the team.
Redshirt sophomore Dahlias Bouyer (Brownstown, Mich.) had a team-high .412 attacking percentage after producing eight kills on 17 swings. Bouyer had a team-best four blocks, all assisted.
Sophomore outside hitter/right side Lauren Park (Millersburg, Ohio) had four kills while graduate transfer Shayla Phillip (Columbia, S.C.) and freshman outside hitter Olivia Margolies (Galena, Ohio) each had three.
Junior setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy) dished out 43 assists and added 10 digs for her first double-double of the season and the 23rd of her career. Giacomazzi led the team to 49 kills. Junior libero Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.) and Stephens each had two helpers while Nedoma had one.
Junior libero Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.) produced a team-high 25 digs. Stephens had 12 and Giacomazzi had 10 to round out their double-doubles while senior defensive specialist Meredith Howe (Grand Rapids, Mich.) had nine scoops. Nedoma had seven and eight total players recorded at least one dig.
After Bouyer's four blocks, Nedoma had three that were all assisted. Olivia Margolies had two assisted blocks while Phillip had one solo and one assisted stuff.
Freshman defensive specialist Ciara Livingway (Lake Orion, Mich.), Stephens, Nedoma and Reihing had one service ace.
Overall, Ohio had 49 kills compared to Green Bay's 52. Ohio hit .167 on 150 swings while GB hit .240. OU was outblocked 9-7 while the Bobcats produced 10 more digs than the Phoenix, 70-60.
The Bobcats will finish the Green Bay Invite against Northeastern on Saturday. First serve is set for 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.