No. 23 Lady Toppers Sweep Belmont in Home Opener

September 13, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - In their first match from the confines of the E.A. Diddle Arena in 2016, the Lady Toppers took care of business Tuesday night, sweeping the previously undefeated Belmont Bruins. WKU improved to 7-1 on the young season while Belmont dropped to 6-1.

“We sure played hard and I’ll take that any day,” shared head coach Travis Hudson following Tuesday’s win. “It’s been nice to get back home. Like I mentioned in the preseason, we’re not a very deep team so not having to get on the road and travel is helping us get some rest in.”

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky volleyball team during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky volleyball team during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh (7) with the kill shotduring a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh (7) with the kill shotduring a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) spikes the ballduring a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) spikes the ballduring a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) spikes the ball during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) spikes the ball during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Amara Listenbee (11) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Amara Listenbee (11) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Amara Listenbee (11) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Amara Listenbee (11) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky defensive specialist Georgia O'Connell (12) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky defensive specialist Georgia O'Connell (12) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) smiles after taking a big lead in the third set during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky defensive specialist Kaelin Grimes (17) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) and Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky head coach Travis Hudson during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky head coach Travis Hudson during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6VOL 2016: Bruins vs Hilltoppers SEPT 6September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Maggie Singleton (2), Western Kentucky defensive specialist Kaelin Grimes (17), \w6\, and Western Kentucky defensive specialist Georgia O'Connell (12) during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 6, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Maggie Singleton (2), Western Kentucky defensive specialist Kaelin Grimes (17), Harlie Bryant (6), and Western Kentucky defensive specialist Georgia O'Connell (12) celebrate after taking the game during a volleyball match between the Belmont Bruins vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)