volleyball-women-d1 flag

Purdue Athletics | November 12, 2017

Purdue downs Wisconsin for second Top 10 win in two days

  The Boilermakers had a weekend for the ages.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 21 Purdue (20-7, 10-6 B1G) swept Wisconsin (17-8, 8-8 B1G) 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 to defeat its second top-10 opponent in as many days for the first time in program history. The Boilermakers hit .318 while holding the Badgers to a .194 hitting percentage with three student-athletes registering 10-plus kills in their fifth sellout of the season. The Badgers had not been suffered a three-set loss this season heading into tonight's contest. 

MORE: Purdue topples No. 5 Minnesota for Gophers' first loss in six weeks

"I think we did a really good job of staying focused on what we needed to do," said head coach Dave Shondell. "You can just see the evolution of our defense. From tough serving, to blockers getting to where they need to be, and to the backcourt players being disciplined making plays, playing harder, expanding their range. Then the ability to transition out of that because we have a really good setter and the hitters getting more confidence in a variety of shots." 

Ashley Evans registered 44 assists and 10 digs, setting Purdue's Big Three to double-digit kills. Sherridan Atkinson registered 14 kills with a .480 hitting percentage, five blocks and five digs to lead the Boilermakers while Azariah Stahl and Danielle Cuttino each earning 13 kills on the night with Stahl hitting .478 with six digs while Cuttino hit .300 with four blocks. Caitlyn Newton and Blake Mohler combined for seven kills. 

Women's volleyball: Five storylines to follow as the regular season winds down

The Boilermakers' defense was the difference maker as Brooke Peters, Carissa Damler and Jena Otec combined for 20 digs to hold off the Badgers. Peters finished with six digs while Damler and Otec each earned seven with Otec adding a pair of service aces to her line. Fellow freshman Julianna Reisinger aced Wisconsin as well. 

The Boilermakers have a quick turnaround as they will face Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. ET before heading to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to take on the Wolverines on Saturday, Nov. 18. 

5 college wrestling teams that exceeded expectations this year

These five programs far surpassed their preseason expectations and rose higher in the top 25 than most people outside those individual wrestling rooms expected.
READ MORE

Iowa wins the 2020 Big Ten wrestling tournament

For the first time since 2010, the Iowa Hawkeyes are Big Ten wrestling champions. Here's how Tom Brands and Co. captured the crown.  
READ MORE

Leaky roof, buzzer beater, more upsets add to wild college basketball season

Put Wednesday night down as another wacky night that fuels an even wackier college basketball season. Vanderbilt ended a 28-game SEC losing streak, and Butler turned a leaky roof into a buzzer-beater. What else is new?
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners