In photos: Volleyball's history-making game
The Bowling Green State University volleyball program is on a historic run, breaking records and clinching the MAC Regular Season Championship.
Before the game versus Akron on Friday, March 19, the team opened the Stroh Center to University photographer Isaiah Vazquez to capture what goes into a game — from practice, to pre-game to the post-game celebration. The Falcons beat Akron with a 3-2 win, after being down 2-1 and battling back in the fourth set to force a fifth where they clinched the victory. With the win, the program advanced to 17-0 in the season, matching the streak set by the 2006 volleyball team.
Photos take us behind the scenes of a historic night for the volleyball program.
On Thursday, March 18, Coach Danijela Tomic starts practice with pass-set-hit drills in preparations to face off against University of Akron.
Cardboard cutouts line the stands as the BGSU volleyball team practices at the Stroh Center before facing Akron on March 19, 2021.
The team rallies around Madelynn Luebcke as the team completes a serving drill to finish practice.
Before the game on Friday, March 19, the team gathers for a team dinner. Katie Kidwell and Jacqueline Askin laugh together over the meal.
Certified Athletic Trainer Olivia York wraps Petra Indrova's ankles shortly before facing off against Akron.
Jaden Walz and Kadie Kidwell attempt a block against Akron's Faith Johnson during the second set. Kidwell has moved up to fifth place in the Falcon record books in number of blocks made at 470.
Danijela Tomic talks to the team during the second timeout after falling behind to Akron 13-7 in the second set.
After falling behind 2-1, the Falcons battle in the fourth set to force a fifth set. Jaden Walz prepares for a serve in the fifth set, where the Falcons lead 11-8.
Members of the BGSU football team cheer from the stands of the Stroh Center.
In the fifth set, the Falcons jumps out to a 10-6 lead but Akron ties it late. The team cheers from the sidelines as the Falcons battle back.
The team celebrates as the Falcons top Akron in a nail-biter.
The Falcon Volleyball team celebrates after coming back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Akron on March 19.
The win Friday night continues a historic season with a win streak that ties the all-time record for BGSU at 17. The record was previously set by the former men's tennis team in 1964.