- Purdue def. Maryland 3-2, (25-18, 24-26, 25-17, 22-25, 15-9)
- Purdue improves to 18-12, 8-11 B1G), Maryland falls to 11-20, 3-16 B1G
- Hosted by Maryland
Courtesy of Purdue Athletics
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Three players put down double-digit kills and three added double-digit dig efforts as the Boilermakers edged Maryland in five sets Wednesday. Purdue won the match 25-18, 24-26, 25-17, 22-25, 15-9 for head coach Dave Shondell’s 300th collegiate victory.
Junior Danielle Cuttino put down a match-high 17 kills and added a team-best four blocks, while junior Azariah Stahl posted a 13-kill, 18-dig double double. Redshirt sophomore Sherridan Atkinson followed with 12 kills on a team-leading .471 hitting effort. Redshirt senior Faye Adelaja chipped in eight kills and four blocks, while redshirt freshman Blake Mohler put down seven kills and added four blocks.
Defensively, Stahl and sophomore Brooke Peters managed 18 digs apiece, while freshman Natalie Haben added 11 digs to go with two aces.
The Boilermakers outhit Maryland .279 to .186, outblocked them 9-6 and outdug them 73-53.
The teams split the first 14 points of Set 5, before Purdue rallied for a 15-9 win and the match. Purdue led 5-3 early thanks to three blocks by Mohler. Maryland went up 7-6 forcing a Purdue timeout. The Boilermakers scored five straight out of the break, including back to back putaways by Stahl to go up 11-7 and force a Terrapin timeout. Maryland got a kill out of the timeout, but Purdue ended the set on a 4-1 run, including kills by Stahl and Cuttino and two Terp miscues. The Boilermakers got three kills from Stahl in the final set, which saw the team hit .385 to Maryland’s .083 effort.
The Boilermakers came back from an 11-8 deficit to take Set 1 25-18, while hitting at a .429 clip with no errors in 28 swings. Down 11-8, Purdue began chipping away, eventually tying it up at 14 and 15 before taking its first lead at 16-15. Three Maryland miscues helped the Boilermaker cause and Stahl pounded down back to back kills to make it 14-all. From there, Purdue wrapped up the stanza on a 11-4 run. After a tie at 16, Cuttino pounded down three straight kills and Haben added two aces in a 6-0 run. A kill by Evans capped the set.
The Boilermakers trailed 7-5 in Set 2 and eventually went ahead by four at 15-11 but could not close out the win, falling 26-24. The teams split the first eight points, before Maryland managed a two-point lead. A 10-4 Purdue run, including kills by four players, put the Boilermakers on top 15-11. Maryland scored eight of the next 11 to turn the deficit into a one-point lead of its own. Purdue tied it up at 19 and 20, but fell behind 23-20. A pair of Cuttino kills tied it up at 23 and a third thwarted the Terrapins’ first set point chance, but a service error and kill tied the match at a set apiece. Cuttino had six kills in the stanza.
Purdue outhit Maryland .294 to .049 en route to a 25-17 Set 3 win. Four players tallied three kills apiece in the stanza. The teams split the first 12 points of the set, but Purdue scored nine of the next 10 to go ahead 15-7. Seven Terrapin errors, an Atkinson kill and an ace by Peters accounted for the points. The Boilermakers went up 17-10 on a kill by Adelaja, but Maryland used a 6-2 run to cut the margin to three at 19-16. Purdue finished the set on a 6-1 run, including two kills each by Atkinson and Stahl.
A midset rally by the Terrapins helped Maryland turn a 12-8 deficit into a 25-22 Set 4 win to extend the match to a decisive fifth set. The Terps outhit Purdue .214 to .111 in the stanza. Cuttino was the lone bright spot, putting down five kills. The Boilermakers jumped out to a 4-1 lead and went on to lead 12-8, but Maryland scored six straight to go up 14-12. Down 19-16, Purdue got kills from Atkinson and Stahl and a stuff by Atkinson and Adelaja to tie it up at 19. The Terrapins went up 24-21. A service error kept the set going, but a net violation gave it to Maryland.
The Boilermakers (18-12, 8-11 B1G) wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m. ET Friday against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
Courtesy of Maryland Athletics
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior middle blocker Hailey Murray notched a career-high 15 kills as the Maryland volleyball team narrowly fell to Purdue in five sets on Wednesday evening. The Boilermakers (18-12, 8-11 Big Ten) beat the Terps (11-20, 3-16) by set scores of 25-18, 24-26, 17-25, 25-22, 9-15.
“Hats off to Purdue. They are a tournament team that competed hard and made plays at crucial times,” head coach Steve Aird said. “We are moving on to Indiana right now. I expect us to play really hard on Friday.”
The Terps fought back from down 1-0 and 2-1 to extend the match to five sets. In the Pavilion this season, Maryland has taken four teams ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll to five sets.
Sophomore outside hitter Liz Twilley posted 14 kills while freshman outside hitter Gia Milana knocked down 12. Sophomore opposite hitter Angel Gaskin led the Terps with four blocks while Murray added three. Sophomore libero Kelsey Wicinski led Maryland with 17 digs.
The Terps notched all 18 of their first set points on kills as Maryland hit at a .293 clip. The Terrapins jumped out to a 6-3 lead before working ahead to an 11-8 advantage. The teams began trading points as the Boilers came back to tie, 14-14. An 8-1 Purdue run gave the visitors a 22-16 lead. Gaskin and Murray posted late kills but the Boilermakers won the set, 25-18.
Three blocks helped Maryland take a 5-4 lead in the second set before Purdue responded with a run to take an 8-7 advantage. The Boilermakers continued to lead through the middle of the set before a kill from Ashlyn MacGregor and a Milana service ace tied the set, 18-18. A pair of Purdue errors and a Gaskin kill put Maryland ahead, 22-20. Taylor Smith served an ace and Twilley tallied a kill as Maryland reached set point, 24-23. Purdue tied one last time, but a Boilermaker service error and a Milana kill ended the set, 26-24.
The Terps posted kills on their first five points of the third set. A run of Maryland errors helped Purdue work out to a 15-7 lead. The Terps worked to climb back in the set, pulling within three at 19-16. The Boilermakers finished the game on a 6-1 run to take a 25-17 set win and a 2-1 match lead.
Purdue started the fourth set with a 4-1 lead before the Terps went on a 3-0 run to tie it, 4-4. The Boilers reached a 12-8 advantage but a strong service run from Wicinski helped Maryland come back to tie again, 12-12. The teams played closely before kills from Murray and Twilley gave the Terps a 21-19 lead. Murray, Milana and Gaskin tallied kills as Maryland reached set point, 24-21. MacGregor knocked down a kill as the Terps won the set, 25-22, and pushed the match to five.
Two straight Boiler blocks gave the visiting team a 4-2 lead to start the final set. Kills from Milana and Gaskin and a service ace from Megan McTigue helped Maryland tie at 6-6, and a Murray kill gave the Terps the lead. The Boilermakers went on a 5-0 run to go ahead 11-7. Twilley tallied two kills, but Purdue was able to close the match with a 15-9 set win.
The Terps will compete in their final match of the season on Friday at 7 p.m. vs. Indiana. The match will be streamed live on BTN Plus. Prior to the game, Ashlyn MacGregor, Carlotta Oggioni and Whitney Craigo will be honored on Senior Day.