Nov. 2, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Indiana Volleyball (11-14, 3-10) knocked off Northwestern (15-9, 4-9) in three sets (25-20, 25-14, 25-23). Indiana got 15 kills from Jordan Haverly and 12 from Kelci Marschall in the win. The sweep is IU's first over a Big Ten team since 2010.
Haverly had 15 kills, while Marschall added 12. IU got eight blocks in the match, including five from both Marschall and Samantha Thrower. Caitlin Hansen had 14 digs and Courtney Harnish added 10. Whitney Granado had 38 assists.
The first set was all IU, as the Hoosiers never trailed, leading by as much as nine en route to a 25-20 win. IU got six kills from Haverly, five from Thrower and four from Marschall. Granado added 15 assists in the set.
The second set was similar to the first in that IU never trailed. The Hoosiers closed on a 5-0 run to win 25-14. Haverly had five kills, while Marschall and Morgan Leach both added three. Courtney Harnish had five digs in the frame.
The third set was a thriller with six ties and three lead changes. Northwestern came out of the locker room on fire, but IU was able to keep it close and make key plays late for a 25-23 win. Down 17-12, an IU timeout got things back on track for the Hoosiers. Hansen had nine digs in the final 19 points of the match, keeping IU in it. Marschall had five kills Haverly had four in the set.
The Hoosiers head to Champaign for a showdown with Illinois on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU volleyball, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.