- Purdue def. Iowa 3-1, (21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-16)
- Purdue moves to 16-11, 6-10 B1G, while Iowa drops to 18-10, 8-8 B1G
- Hosted by Purdue
To close out her final home match for the Boilermakers, Faye Adelaja put down six blocks and added nine kills on senior night.
Leading Purdue’s offense was Danielle Cuttino with 16 kills, following by Azariah Stahl with 15 on a .429 hitting percentage. In the back court Natalie Haben picked up 13 digs and Brooke Peters added seven digs and five aces.
For Iowa, Reghan Coyle led the Hawks with 12 kills, while Meghan Buzzerio added 11 and Jess Hanota pitched in 10. Defensively Annika Olsen picked up 12 digs.
Courtesy of Purdue Athletics
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Boilermakers leveled the season series with Iowa, topping the Hawkeyes 3-1 Saturday, avenging an Oct. 7 five-set loss in Iowa City. Purdue won the match 21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 on Senior Night for Faye Adelaja and the team’s final regular-season home match.
Juniors Danielle Cuttino and Azariah Stahl and redshirt sophomore Sherridan Atkinson posted double digit kills to lead the Boilermaker attack with 16, 15 and 12 respectively. Atkinson hit at a .556 clip, while Stahl hit .429 and added six digs and an ace. Adelaja posted a team-best six blocks to go with nine kills on her senior night, while redshirt freshman Blake Mohler put down five kills and added four blocks and redshirt junior Ashley Evans managed four kills and four stuffs.
In the back court, freshman Natalie Haben led the way with 13 digs, while redshirt sophomore Carissa Damler added nine and sophomore Brooke Peters chipped in seven. Peters also served up two of Purdue’s five aces.
Purdue won every major offensive category, including outhitting the Hawkeyes .308 to .221 and outblocking them 10.5 to 3.
The Boilermakers started the set on a 6-1 run and rallied late, but could not overcome a six-point deficit in a 25-21 Set 1 decision. Adelaja broke into the career block assists top 10 with a pair of blocks in the early rally. Iowa erased the Purdue lead with a 15-6 run, capped by seven straight points, to go ahead 17-12 and force a timeout. Down 21-16, Purdue rallied to score six of the next nine to narrow the margin to 24-21, but could not hold off one final kill for the Hawkeyes. Evans, Adelaja, Stahl and Cuttino each had three kills in the set.
Purdue raced out to an 8-1 lead in Set 2 and never looked back in a 25-19 win. Four different players tallied kills in the opening stretch, while Haben added an ace. Two kills by Stahl and a stuff by Atkinson and Adelaja put the Boilermakers on top 13-5. Iowa scored four in a row, but the Purdue lead was back to eight at 19-11 moments later. The Hawkeyes cut the margin to five four times, but a kill by Cuttino ended the stanza at 25-19. Stahl and Cuttino each downed five kills in the set as Purdue outhit Iowa .346 to .226.
Atkinson put away six kills and Cuttino added five as the Boilermakers rallied from an early deficit to steal away a 25-22 win and a 2-1 lead in the match. Iowa scored seven of the first nine points, but the Boilermakers rallied with a 14-9 run to tie the score at 16 and eventually gained the advantage at 21-20 on a triple block by Evans, Adelaja and Cuttino. Back to back kills by Cuttino made it 23-21. An ace by Evans sealed it 25-22.
Stahl and Atkinson carried the Boilermakers to a 25-16 Set 4 win with six and five kills respectively, while the team hit .500 and managed four blocks. The teams split the first 14 points of Set 4, before the Boilermakers were able to jump ahead 12-8 with a 5-1 run, including an ace by Peters. Iowa narrowed the gap to one at 13-12, but Purdue answered with four straight points and 12 of the final 16 en route to the win. Four straight kills by Stahl took the score from 20-15 to 24-15, setting the table for Adelaja to put the final nail in things at 25-16.
The Boilermakers (16-11, 6-10 B1G) play their final four matches on the road, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Indiana in Bloomington.
Courtesy of Iowa Athletics
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three Hawkeyes reached double-figure kills as the University of Iowa volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Purdue on Saturday night on Belin Court inside Holloway Gymnasium.
“The unfortunate part is we just didn’t maintain intensity,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “That’s really the biggest part. When you are on the road in this kind of environment, you have to maintain intensity. We had the lead in the third set and gave it away, and the fourth set we are tied up at 13 and they got some serious momentum and we needed to keep our intensity and focus there. I feel for our gals. They are frustrated because they want to keep winning, and they can smell and taste how close it is, but we are just going to keep going and working to get better.”
Reghan Coyle paced the Hawkeyes (18-10, 8-8 Big Ten) with 12 kills, while Meghan Buzzerio had 11 kills and Jess Janota racked up 10 kills. Janota also chipped in a .391 hitting percentage. Loxley Keala collected 42 assists and nine digs, while Annika Olsen amassed 12 digs. Kasey Reuter chipped in four kills.
“Kasey Reuter did a great job coming off the bench and adding a lot for us offensively in our left side hitter spot,” said Shymansky. “Coyle did a fantastic job. Janota did a fantastic job and Buzzerio is making teams pay for not paying attention to her. We had good things going, but you have to keep them going when you are at this level, so we will get back to work.”
Purdue (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in set one before the Hawkeyes caught fire and went on a dominating 20-9 run – which included a 7-0 stretch – to take a 21-15 advantage. Back-to-back points by Lauren Brobst and Janota sparked the stretch that was bolstered by kills from Janota (3), Brobst (2), Buzzerio (2), Coyle (2) and Ashley Mariani (3). Janota also chipped in an ace and a block to aid the run. Purdue attempted a comeback with a 6-3 run to cut the lead to 24-21, but a Buzzerio kill clinched the set for the Hawkeyes.
The home team took a 12-4 lead to begin set two, but Iowa battled back with a 5-1 run to cut the home team’s advantage to 13-9. The Boilermakers used a 4-2 burst to extend the advantage, but a kill by Mariani sparked a 5-2 run by the Hawkeyes to cut into the lead before Purdue secured a 25-19 set victory to draw the match even at 1-1. Coyle led the set with four kills, while Janota chipped in three.
The Hawkeyes got off to a fast start with a 7-2 advantage in set three, but Purdue responded with a 6-2 run of their own to cut Iowa’s lead to 9-8. Janota, Buzzerio, Mariani and Coyle each chipped in a kill to aid Iowa’s early lead. After back-and-forth points, the Boilermakers used an 8-4 run to take a 21-20 advantage before they captured a 25-22 victory in set two and a 2-1 match lead. Mariani and Janota led set three with four kills each.
Coyle and Buzzerio had a hot start in set four with three kills and two kills, respectively, to give the Hawkeyes a 6-5 lead. The Boilermakers then used a 7-2 stretch to take a 12-8 advantage before Iowa called a timeout. The break in action sparked three consecutive points by the Hawkeyes with kills from Coyle and Buzzerio and a block by Janota to leave the home team clinging to a 12-11 lead. Purdue answered with a 5-1 run to extend the lead before they won set four 25-15.
The Hawkeyes return home on Wednesday to take on Rutgers in a 7 p.m. contest in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.