Junior setter Jenna Spadafora sets the ball to a teammate in the match against Western Illinois on Aug. 29 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Cardinals bounce back, sweep Falcons
The Ball State women's volleyball team bounced back from its loss to Miami (Ohio), sweeping Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green on the road Saturday.
The Cardinals tied a season high with a .358 attack percentage in the match on 52 total kills.
Three Ball State players recorded double digit kills in the victory, led by redshirt freshman Sabrina Mangapora with a match-high of 12.
Alex Fuelling and Kelly Hopkins tallied 10 kills each for the Cardinals.
Setter Jenna Spadafora played an efficient match, assisting on 40 of the team's kills. She averaged over 10 kills per set for a .488 set percentage.
Spadafora also registered five kills and 12 digs.
Defensively, the Cardinals limited the Falcons to just a .183 attack percentage on 33 kills.
Bowling Green got no closer than 19 in any set of the match.
Ball State blocked a total of 7.5 balls in the match, opposed to just four from Bowling Green.
Redshirt junior Hayley Benson led the Cardinals with six total blocks.
Fuelling tied Spadafora for the team lead in digs with 12, while libero Kati Vasalakis posted nine.
Following the victory, Ball State is 13-10 overall overall and 7-3 in the MAC.
Ball State returns to action at 7 p.m. Oct. 31, hosting Northern Illinois at Worthen Arena.