Volleyball Falls In Five Set Thriller

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Bellevue College volleyball rallied from a 2-0 deficit but were stunned by visiting Edmonds 3-2 at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. The league opener for both teams which are ranked in the latest NWAC TicketSmarter Polls, was a thriller as Bellevue fought back to tie it up at 2-2 before Edmonds took set five 15-13.

In the opening set, it appeared BC would dominate as the ‘dogs started off set one with a 7-0 lead. Edmonds would then go on a 16-4 to flip the momentum to take set one, 25-19. Edmonds then carried the confidence into set two 17-12 before Bellevue called timeout to re-settle. The ‘dogs answered and tied it up at 24-24 on a kill by Olivia Deckard. Edmonds would eventually prevail 28-26.

Down 2-0, BC then took sets three (25-23) and four (25-22) before the fifth set to 15. The back and forth set had Bellevue in the lead 11-10 before a critical three point surge by Edmonds putting the Tritons up 13-11 with only two points needed for the match.

Deckard, the former Oregon State commit, led Bellevue with 19 kills, 14 digs, and five aces, but was rusty in her first game back from an injury, committing 14 errors with a swing percentage of .082. Setter Lauren Wittmers had nine kills, 28 assists, and 10 digs.

Bellevue is 0-1 in region play, but remains one of the top teams in the NWAC with a 15-4 record. The Bulldogs travel to Shoreline this Friday September 22 for a 7:00 p.m. first serve.

Last Updated September 21, 2023