Nov. 16, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 15 Ohio State women's volleyball team traveled to No. 21 Purdue and came away with a 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-11) sweep of the Boilermakers Friday night in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes improved to 21-8 overall and 12-5 in the Big Ten with the win.
Senior Mari Hole led all student-athletes with 17 kills and totaled 10 digs for her 16th double-double of the season. Junior Kaitlyn Leary notched 14 kills in the win, while classmate Davionna DiSalvatore had a team-high 11 digs. Senior setter Amanda Peterson finished with 25 assists for the Buckeyes.
Ariel Turner led Purdue (19-9, 10-7) with 16 kills and 11 digs, while Catherine Rebarchak had nine. Libero Carly Cramer had a match-high 14 digs and setter Rachel Davis totaled 34 assists.
The Boilermakers opened the first set with a 4-1 lead and forced an early Buckeye timeout with a 6-2 advantage. Down 11-4, Ohio State put together a five-point run and cut the Purdue lead to two at 11-9. An Anna Faul /Leary block followed by Leary kill locked the set at 14 apiece and a pair of Purdue errors with a DiSalvatore ace gave the Buckeyes a 17-15 advantage. A 4-1 Ohio State run set the score 21-17 and the Buckeye sealed the set on a Faul/ Emily Danks block, 25-19.
Down 6-2 in set two, a Boilermaker error triggered a 5-0 Ohio State run to give the Buckeyes a 7-6 lead. A kill by Peterson sent OSU on a 5-1 rally for a 15-11 advantage and the squad pushed ahead at 23-18. A kill by Hole gave the Buckeyes set point at 24-19, but Purdue battled back and tied the set at 24 apiece. Ohio State faced three more set points until a kill by Hole made it 28-27 and a kill by Peterson gave the Buckeyes a 29-27 win.
Ohio State kicked off the final set with a 10-2 lead highlighted by four kills from Leary. Another Leary kill sent the Buckeyes on a 7-0 run for a 17-5 advantage. Danks' second service ace of the match gave Ohio State set point at 24-10 and a kill by Leary sealed the Buckeye win, 25-11.
The Buckeyes continue their road trip and travel to Indiana Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET match vs. the Hoosiers. The match is set to be streamed live on BTN.com.
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