COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team fell to No. 7 Wisconsin in straight sets (25-10, 25-14, 25-23) Friday night inside St. John Arena. The Buckeyes drop to 12-17 overall and 3-14 in the Big Ten while the Badgers improve to 19-6 overall and 12-5 in league play.
Bia Franklin topped the team with eight kills. Lauren Witte got in on the action with seven kills and three blocks. Becca Mauer hit .312 (6-1-16) and dug nine balls. Olivia Dailey chipped in 26 assists, four digs and three rejections while Adria Powell notched three kills and tied her career mark with three service aces. Camry Halm added eight digs to the stat sheet.
SET 1: Powell served up back-to-back aces as the Buckeyes trailed 13-6. The Badgers were full steam ahead to take the set, 25-10.
SET 2: Wisconsin got out to a 9-5 lead to open the frame. Ohio State tried to stay in the rally after a pair of kills by Witte and Powell cut the deficit to 17-9. The Badgers went on to win the set, 25-14.
SET 3: Ohio State got going early for an 11-8 advantage. The Badgers made up the difference when they tied the score at 21-all. Kills by Franklin and Mauer helped the Buckeyes stay close but Wisconsin secured a 25-23 decision.
Ohio State will play its final match in St. John Arena when it takes on No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday at 7 p.m.