November 18, 2022

Kylie Murr Breaks Program Career Digs Record in Buckeyes’ Loss

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-6, 15-2 B1G) fell to Maryland (15-14, 6-11 B1G) in four sets (25-16, 15-25, 18-25, 18-25) on Friday evening in College Park in the teams’ lone meeting of the season.

Ohio State took control of the first set early and capped the 25-16 set win by scoring the final five points. Maryland got its block going to even the match with a 25-15 second set. The Terrapins gained the advantage in the match with a 25-18 win in set three following a strong finish. Maryland capped the 25-18 fourth set strong with five of the final six points.

How it Happened

Gabby Gonzales opened scoring with a quick kill as Ohio State took the first three points and jumped out to an early 6-1 lead. The Buckeyes led 10-5 following back-to-back points, forcing a Maryland timeout. The Terrapins got within three out of the timeout at 11-8 and 12-9, including a successful challenge, before consecutive Buckeye points. A 4-1 OSU run extended Ohio State’s lead to 18-11 as Maryland called its second timeout of the set. The Terps got as close as four at 20-16 before the Buckeyes scored the final five points of the set to earn the 25-16 set win on a solo block from Jenaisya Moore.

Maryland scored first in the second set, but Ohio State responded immediately. The Terrapins used a 4-0 run to take a 7-4 lead and maintained the advantage at 14-10. The Buckeyes got within one with four of the next five points, trimming the deficit to 15-14. Three-consecutive Maryland points forced an OSU timeout as the Buckeyes trailed 18-14. The Terrapins scored the next three to force another Ohio State timeout at 21-14. Maryland tied the match with a 25-15 set win.

The Terps scored the first two points of the third set and took a 5-1 lead to prompt a Buckeye timeout. Ohio State went on a 4-1 run to cut the deficit to 6-5. Another successful challenge by Maryland reversed the point that would’ve tied the set at six. The teams traded points before Maryland scored back-to-back points to extend the lead to 16-11 and force a second OSU timeout. Ohio State climbed back within two at 19-17 amidst a 4-0 run and a successful challenge. Maryland scored the final four down the stretch to win the set by a 25-18 mark.

Emily Londot opened scoring in the fourth set, but Maryland scored the next five points to force an OSU timeout. Ohio State got within two at 8-6 and within one at 10-9, but Maryland scored the next four to force a Buckeyes timeout trailing 14-9. The teams traded points with the Terps ahead 18-12 before a 4-1 Buckeye run got OSU within three at 19-16. Maryland closed the 25-18 set win with three-unanswered points.

Highlights

S1: Rylee Rader/Jenaisya Moore block

S1: Jenaisya Moore kill

S1: Gabby Gonzales kill

S1: Set point

S2: Mac Podraza block

S3: Adria Powell/Gabby Gonzales block

S4: Kylie Murr dig kill

S4: Rylee Rader kill

Match Notes

  • Kylie Murr broke the program’s career digs record with a season-high 28 tonight to bring her career total to 1,812 digs. Murr surpassed 10 digs for the 23rd time this season after six each of the first two sets and surpassed 20 digs for the eighth time this season.
  • Gabby Gonzales hit 7-of-11 (.636) during the first set, on her way to a team-high 15 kills. She reached 10 kills for the 17th time this season and added 11 digs for her 10th double-double of the season.
  • Emily Londot recorded at least 10 kills for the 22nd time this season, totaling 10 kills and adding 11 digs for her 11th double-double of the season.
  • Mac Podraza earned her 10th double-double of the season (ninth in conference play), finishing with 45 assists and 11 digs.
  • Jenaisya Moore reached 10 kills for the 18th time this season, finishing with 13 tonight.

Up Next

Ohio State hosts Indiana on Sunday for the Buckeye Inclusion match. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on B1G+. The Buckeyes will have a meet and greet following the conclusion of the match.

Be sure to come cheer on Ohio State women’s volleyball inside the Covelli Center this fall. Single-match tickets are available HERE. Applicable service fees will apply to all tickets. For group tickets and any questions, contact an account representative at 1-800-GO-BUCKS or via email at athletic.tix@osu.edu.

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