The Ohio State University women’s volleyball team suffered a 3-0 setback (25-17, 25-22, 25-13) in West Lafayette, IN to the 17th ranked Boilermakers of Purdue this afternoon (the 21st) inside Holloway Gymnasium. With the loss, the Buckeyes have fallen to 3-7 in the Big Ten and 12-10 overall. The Boilermakers now jump to 6-4 within the league and 17-4 overall.
Lauren Witte and Bia Franklin paced the offense with eight kills apiece, followed by Vanja Bukilić with six kills. Franklin also had seven digs, two service aces and one assist. Hannah Gruensfelder tallied 10 digs and Becca Mauer handed out 24 helpers. Bukilić and Jordan Fry earned two blocks each.
SET 1: The Buckeyes burned the first timeout of the match when the Boilermakers took a 15-11 lead. The Boilermakers didn’t cease their roll – moving onto a 25-17 win.
SET 2: A Mauer-Witte block put Ohio State ahead 15-12. Purdue tied it all up soon thereafter, but the Buckeyes scored three straight points for a 20-18 advantage. Sorry to say, Buckeye fans, the Boilermakers went on a 7-2 run to wrap up the set, 25-22.
SET 3: All Purdue – need I add highlights? They claimed a 25-13 decision.
Ohio State is back in St. John Arena to host the Cornhuskers of Nebraska live on the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m. on Wednesday the 24th.
Come on Buckeyes…. Let’s do it!