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Women’s Volleyball: Ohio State falls to Indiana and Purdue this weekend

Ohio State’s women’s volleyball starting lineup stands together prior to the game against No. 5 Minnesota on Oct. 18. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern Reporter

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team fell to both Indiana and Purdue in back-to-back matches on the road this weekend.

These losses put the Buckeyes at a 12-10 overall record and 3-7 within the Big Ten.

The Buckeyes fell to Indiana on Friday night in three straight sets (25-15, 25-19, 25-22). The Hoosiers left the match with a 13-7 record and 4-5 in Big Ten play.

Senior outside hitter Audra Appold notched 13 digs against Indiana as libero, her third appearance in that role. Ohio State had 48 digs while Indiana had 44 while the Hoosiers had seven blocks to the Buckeyes’ two.

The Buckeyes fell in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-13) to No. 17 Purdue on Sunday. The Boilermakers now stand at 17-4 overall and 6-4 in Big Ten play.

Ohio State suffered 23 errors compared to Purdue with nine.

Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte and junior outside hitter Bia Franklin led the offense with eight kills each. Franklin also had seven digs, two service aces and one assist.

Ohio State will head back home to face Nebraska on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena.

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