IU Loses Tight Big Ten Opener in Four
Sept. 21, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Volleyball (8-5, 0-1) fell in the Big Ten opener at Michigan (13-2, 1-0) in four sets (19-25, 25-16, 20-25, 21-25). Indiana was led by Jordan Haverly who had her eighth double-double of the year with 16 kills and 12 digs. The Hoosiers also got 10 kills from Kelci Marschall and 37 assists from Whitney Granado, who made her first appearance this season, coming off the bench.
In the first set, Michigan stormed out to a 23-12 lead, which was when IU head coach Sherry Dunbar decided to enter senior captain Whitney Granado into the match, her first appearance in 2012. Granado provided an instant spark, as IU outscored Michigan 7-3 the rest of the way in the frame.
The second set saw the momentum stay with the Hoosiers as Indiana won 25-16. The Hoosiers outhit the Wolverines .275 to .000, and IU had 17 kills. Haverly had six kills and four digs in the set.
The third set saw Indiana lead 15-10, but Michigan swung momentum back to their side for a 25-20 win. Haverly and Marschall each had three kills in the set.
The fourth set was a tight one as IU rallied to a 22-21 deficit before Michigan took it 25-21. IU got seven digs from Hansen and five from Haverly who added four more kills.
IU closes out the first weekend of Big Ten play at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Michigan State. For complete coverage of all things IU volleyball, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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