No. 18 Purdue volleyball stumbles at Notre Dame

Junior Caitlyn Newton delivered a career-high 21 kills, but it was not enough to keep No. 18 Purdue from falling to Notre Dame, 3-2, on Friday night.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 11:47 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2019 12:13 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Junior Caitlyn Newton delivered a career-high 21 kills, but it was not enough to keep No. 18 Purdue from falling to Notre Dame, 3-2, on Friday night.

Playing in their first five-set match of the season, the Boilermakers fell by scores of 25-18, 24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12 in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.

Newton's 21 kills led the match, while sophomore Grace Cleveland followed with 16 kills and redshirt senior Blake Mohler delivered 11. Freshman Emma Ellis rounded out the effort with nine kills for a second straight match.

Purdue's offense was guided by 48 assists from redshirt sophomore Hayley Bush. Bush also tallied 14 digs, following libero Jena Otec, who guided the Boilermakers with 23.

HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1 (25-16) | Delivering a nearly flawless first set with only one attacking error, the Boilermakers opened with a 7-2 advantage. Aided by 11 Notre Dame attack errors, Purdue maintained its lead with six kills from Cleveland, including three that closed out the frame in Purdue's favor, 25-16.

SET 2 (24-26) | The closest frame of the match saw 18 ties as the teams went back-and-forth for majority of the set. Knotted at 18, Notre Dame rallied for a 5-1 run giving the Irish a 22-19 edge. A Cleveland kill capitalized on an Irish attack error to put the Boilermakers within one at 22-21. Cleveland's arm stayed hot for two more kills, tying the frame at 23, before a pair of Purdue attack errors and a kill from Lauren Wenzel gave the set to Notre Dame, 26-24.

Set 3 (25-22) | Purdue and Notre Dame continued to go point-for-point in the third set, tying the score 12 more times. Tied at 19, the Boilermakers took advantage of two consecutive Notre Dame attack errors with kills from Bush and Mohler. Leading 23-19, Purdue held off a Notre Dame comeback with a pair of Newton kills, claiming the set 25-23. Newton tallied seven of Purdue's 15 kills in the set.

SET 4 (21-25) | Notre Dame came out in the fourth set and jumped to a 5-2 lead. The Boilermakers battled back with a pair of kills from Mohler to come within two at 10-8, but that would be all the Irish would allow. Purdue ultimately registered 15 kills to Notre Dame's 12 in the set, but seven Boilermaker attack errors gave the frame to the Irish, 25-21.

SET 5 (12-15) | With the match tied 2-2, the teams split the first six points of the final set, before three consecutive Purdue attack errors put the Irish ahead 6-3. Notre Dame cushioned its advantage with three kills and an ace from Sydney Brent. Relentless, the Boilermakers responded with a pair of Newton kills and an Otec ace to knot the score at 11. However, three more attacking errors for the Boilermakers closed the set and the match in favor of the Irish.

UP NEXT
Purdue travels to Nashville, Tennessee for the LUV Invitational, where the Boilermakers are set to meet up with Louisville, Xavier and tournament host Lipscomb, Sept, 13-14.

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