COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team dropped a straight-set decision (27-25, 25-23, 25-12) to Maryland inside St. John Arena on Saturday night. The setback drops the Buckeyes to 12-16 overall and 3-13 in the Big Ten while the Terrapins improve to 17-11 and 8-8 in conference play.
Vanja Bukilić tallied a match-high 15 kills for her 23rd time in double figures. Bia Franklin chipped in eight kills and six digs while Camryn Moeller added a career-best five kills. Lauren Witte had four kills and two blocks and Olivia Dailey notched 16 assists, two service aces and two digs.
Becca Mauer did a little bit of everything behind 19 assists, five kills, three digs and two rejections. Defensively, Camry Halm was one shy of her career mark with 16 digs and Hannah Gruensfelder dug six balls.
SET 1: Neither team backed down as they traded points in the opening frame, resulting in 16 ties. The Terps scored three straight for a 19-16 edge to force a Buckeye timeout. Ohio State got back in the rally on a 6-1 run, which locked the score at 25-all. Maryland earned the last two points for a 27-25 win.
SET 2: The Buckeyes got going with a 10-7 lead but the Terps made up the difference and then some for a 14-12 advantage. Ohio State battled back to tie things up at 20-20. Maryland called a timeout with a one-point lead and used a kill to clinch the set, 25-23.
SET 3: Two Ohio State blocks and a Terp error got the Buckeyes within one, 8-7, but Maryland pulled away for a 25-12 tally.
UP NEXT: Ohio State concludes its home schedule next weekend with a pair of matches against Wisconsin (Nov. 16) and Minnesota (Nov. 17).