- #19 Purdue def. Indiana, 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-15)
- Purdue moves to 12-2, 2-1; Indiana drops to 11-4, 0-3
- West Lafayette, Indiana
- Attendance: 2356
- Box score
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In the 99th edition of the Purdue/IU match series, the 19th-ranked Boilermakers swept Indiana, 25-16, 25-14, 25-15. It is also the 10th straight victory for Purdue over IU in the serier, along with the 10th sweep for Purdue this season.
Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Blake Mohler had the highest hitting percentage of any Purdue attacker all season with a scorching .833 mark (10-0-12). Mohler also added three blocks to the defense. Danielle Cuttino led all attackers in the match with 14 kills, hitting .520 and adding 5 blocks. Her sister, Shavona Cuttino, also added 5 blocks to the defense.
Coach Dave Shondell was impressed with Mohler, but added, “That’s normally what we get from Blake, honestly. She was missing in action on Saturday (against Ohio State) but she was really determined tonight to come back and be who she is.”
An injury to starting setter Victoria Brisack in the Hoosiers’ previous match against Maryland caused a last-minute offensive change for Indiana. With Purdue’s size looming, the Hoosiers switched to a 6-2 for the first time all season. The second setter, freshman Nitzan Lasry of Israel, saw her first collegiate action of her career. The duo finished with 15 and 13 assists, respectively, and both contributed an ace each for the Hoosiers’ only aces over the Boilermakers.
Rivalry week takes no breaks, as the two meet up again on Saturday, this time in Bloomington.
Courtesy of Purdue Athletics
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – No. 19 Purdue (12-2, 2-1 B1G) defeated Indiana (11-4, 0-3 B1G) in three sets (25-16, 25-14, 25-15) at Holloway Gymnasium to earn its 10th straight victory over the Hoosiers and 10th three-set victory of the season. Blake Mohler and Danielle Cuttino fueled an offensive effort that featured 45 kills and a .494 hitting percentage.
Mohler had her way with the Hoosiers, hitting .833 with 10 kills on 12 errorless attempts to compliment her three blocks. Cuttino led all hitters in the contest with 14 kills and just one error on 25 attempts for a .520 hitting percentage. She and her sister Shavona Cuttino each contributed five blocks on the night as Purdue out-blocked Indiana 10-2.
“That’s normally what we get from Blake, honestly,” said head coach Dave Shondell. “She was missing in action on Saturday but she was really determined tonight to come back and be who she is.”
Ashley Evans was masterful as Purdue’s floor general, setting the offense on 38 of its 45 kills while adding a pair of kills and a pair of blocks of her own. Sherridan Atkinson also turned in a very efficient effort with a .444 hitting percentage thanks to nine kills and an error on 18 swings. The Long Beach, California, native also registered two blocks, two digs and a pair of aces. Azariah Stahl contributed seven kills, a block, an ace and four digs.
Brooke Peters led the backcourt that held Indiana to a .195 hitting percentage with 13 digs, an ace and another night of flawless serve receive. The performance is her ninth-consecutive match with 10 digs or more. Jena Otec added six digs to the defensive effort but made the biggest contribution with her serve as she was responsible for three of Purdue’s eight service aces in the contest.
Now the Boilermakers prepare for round two against Indiana as Purdue will defend the Monon Spike in Bloomington, Indiana, on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of Indiana Athletics
West Lafayette, Ind. – Redshirt sophomore Kendall Beerman led the Hoosiers with eight kills and nine digs, but the Indiana volleyball team came up short on the road in a 3-0 (16-25, 14-25, 15-25) loss at No. 19 Purdue on Wednesday.
Sophomore setter Victoria Brisack moved closer to the milestone of 1,000 career assists. With her team-leading 15 assists in the match Brisack now has 990 for her career.
Sophomore middle blocker Hayden Huybers presented a challenge for Purdue with six kills on eight attempts with one error for a .625 hitting percentage.
Sophomore Deyshia Lofton contributed with five kills, three digs and two blocks.
After falling behind 13-6 in the first set, the Hoosiers (11-4, 0-3) scored the next four points on kills from Beerman, Lofton and junior Elizabeth Asdell. Purdue (12-2, 2-1) hit .536 in the opening set and scored six of the next seven points to extend the lead to 19-11. The Boilermakers won the opening set, 25-16.
In the second set Purdue continued an efficient offensive attack with 16 kills and two errors for a .636 hitting percentage. Purdue won set two, 25-14 to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
In the third set, Purdue jumped out to a 5-1 lead and the Hoosiers called a timeout down 9-2. Purdue led by as many as nine at 19-10, but the Hoosiers trimmed the lead to six at 20-14. Purdue scored five of the next six points to win the set and the match.
Freshman setter Nitzan Lasry got her first playing opportunity and tallied 13 assists, two digs and one ace.
Up next the Hoosiers battle Purdue again, this time in Bloomington, on Saturday Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m.