Haverly Sets Program Record In 3-2 Loss To Northwestern
Nov. 17, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. –Despite showcasing notable performances by several players, the Indiana volleyball team suffered a five-set loss at Northwestern this afternoon, falling 16-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 10-15. Indiana drops to 9-18 on the year and 1-15 in Big Ten matches and Northwestern improves to 16-12 (8-8 B1G).
Redshirt senior Jordan Haverly’s performance today earned her a spot in the IU volleyball record books. Her 19 digs this afternoon set her career total to 1,006 and makes her the first player in program history to amass 1,500 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. Her 11 kills this afternoon helped her to her second double-double of the year and brings her career kill total to 1,616.
Morgan Leach and Amelia Anderson also posted double-digit kill performances. Leach struck for 16 against the Wildcats while maintaining a .375 clip, while Anderson tallied 20 terminations in five sets. Awele Nwaeze added nine kills and four block assists and Caitlin Hansen and Taylor Lebo recorded 14 and 20 digs, respectively. Freshman Megan Tallman dished out 36 assists.
The Hoosiers took advantage of some NU miscues to open the first set, as the Wildcats committed a service error and back-to-back attacking errors gave Indiana a 3-1 advantage. Northwestern went on to outscore the Cream and Crimson 19-10 to pull ahead by seven and prompt an Indiana timeout with 20-13 on the scoreboard. Nwaeze attacked the ball into the hands of a Northwestern middle-blocker, but the ball sailed out of bounds to bring Indiana within six at 20-14; however the Wildcats would go on to close out the opening frame, 25-16. Anderson paced the Hoosiers with four kills. Katie Gallagher led with six assists, while Haverly added four digs.
Consecutive kills from Haverly gave Indiana its largest lead in set two at 12-8. The Hoosiers fought to preserve their advantage and managed to stay out front momentarily until a 5-2 Wildcat run gave the home team a 15-14 edge. The remainder of set two remained tight with the both teams sitting tied 11 times before an ace by Anderson clinched set two for Indiana, 27-25. Leach finished with six kills in the frame as well as a block assist, while Hansen tallied eight digs in the set.
At 4-4 in set three, the Hoosiers strung together three unanswered points behind a pair of Northwestern errors and a kill from Hammond to go up 7-4. After a Northwestern timeout at 9-9, the Hoosiers jumped ahead 14-9, but much like the previous set each squad fought to hang on to the lead. At 23-21, the Hoosiers showcased a great defensive effort with a diving dig to save a ball heading into the Indiana bench. That play eventually set up a kill from Tallman that caught NU off-guard to bring the Hoosiers within one at 23-22; however, Northwestern prevailed in the end, 25-23. Anderson and Leach led Indiana with three kills each.
The Hoosiers took a 5-4 lead to start the fourth set and maintained its lead throughout the frame, taking the set 25-17 and tying the match at 2-2. Leach notched six kills on eight attempts. Haverly earned seven digs and a service ace.
The fifth set remained close throughout, but the Wildcats would go on to earn the win after taking set five, 15-10. Anderson paced the Hoosiers with her four kills in the frame, while Tallman added four assists.
Indiana will return home next weekend for a pair of Big Ten matches at U-Gym with Iowa and Nebraska.
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