Short Breaks Freshman Kill Standard in Loss to Purdue
Nov. 19, 2005
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Freshman outside hitter Erica Short eclipsed the single-season kill record by a freshman for Indiana in a 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-17) loss to No. 18 Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 19. Former IU standout Christina Archibald previously held the standard with 364 putaways in 2001. Overall, Short has tallied 373 kills this season.
Notably, senior middle blocker Mandy Eberle advanced in a pair of single-season block lists as the Sussex, Wis., product improved her block assist tally to 128 to move into a fourth-place tie with Melissa Brewer's total set in 2003. Eberle needs just four more block assists to tie for third with Brewer's 2002 total of 132.
Moreover, Eberle's 142 total blocks tallied this season ties with Brewer's fourth-place effort in 2002. Eberle's next targets are former IU assistant coach Cydryce Carter (1997) and Julie Goedde (1987)'s efforts of 152.
Overall, Indiana held tough defensively by limiting the Boilermakers to just .209 hitting as well as denying Purdue a double-digit kill performer. Unfortunately, IU's offensive woes dropped them to 9-21 (2-16 Big Ten) on the season as the Hoosiers hit .066 on the evening.
Next up, Indiana closes out the season with Northwestern on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., in Bloomington and Wisconsin the following night at 7 p.m.
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