WKU Volleyball Tallies Wins vs. Mercer and Bellarmine, Improves to 3-0 on Season

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Volleyball claimed two wins on its first match day in 78 days on Sunday as the Hilltoppers earned a 3-1 victory over Mercer before closing the day with a sweep of Bellarmine. Nadia Dieudonne facilitated the Hilltoppers to a combined .420 hitting clip on the day while the WKU defense shut down the Bears and Knights, holding them to a collective .148 mark.

“It was really, really good to be back in Diddle Arena,” opened head coach Travis Hudson. “It was so much fun just to see our kids get to play. We are so appreciative to all of our administration for making this happening because we know it is such an effort to get to game day. I’m so happy more than anything else; not happy that we played great or poorly – just really happy that our kids got the opportunity to play and excited to get two wins.”

WKU is now 3-0 on the 2020-21 season after earning a 3-0 sweep over UAB back on Nov. 11, 2020. Mercer dropped to 1-4 after a pair of losses while Bellarmine left Diddle after a split. The Knights won their first match of the day, a 3-0 sweep of Bellarmine, to earn their first-ever Division I victory.

“Us Kentuckians have to stick together a little bit and I’ll tell you I’m really, really proud of the Bellarmine program,” Hudson added. “Transitioning to Division I and coming into our building; they’re really well coached, really organized. Their kids play hard and they know what they’re doing. They are really putting their foot in the ground and are going to do some really good things going forward. I’m happy for their program and for the state of Kentucky that we have another Division I program that kids can go to and compete at a high level.