By Keelen Barlow
Behind a double-double from Morgan Syoen, the varsity volleyball team (2-0) remained unbeaten on the young season after a 3-1 win over Cathedral. The win marked the first time since 2017 that the Bulldogs have won their two opening matches.
Brownsburg built a 2-0 lead in the match before Cathedral could respond by winning the third set. The Bulldogs were tested throughout the match in what was a back and forth affair from the get-go.
After neither team built more than a 2-point lead to start the first set, Brownsburg used a 9-2 closing run to win 25-18 over the Irish. They followed that up by holding off a late 6-3 Cathedral surge to win the second set 25-21.
Cathedral would build a 10-3 advantage over the Bulldogs in Set 3 and never looked back. Despite a 7-3 Brownsburg run late in the set, the Irish held on and won 25-20 to prevent the Bulldogs from sweeping their second straight opponent.
Brownsburg jumped out to a 20-13 advantage in the fourth set to win 25-19 and close out the match.
The Bulldogs will continue their 2019 campaign with a trip to No. 3 Center Grove on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.