In its second Big Ten game of the season, the Michigan women’s volleyball team was unable to finish the upset against No. 17 Purdue (1-1 Big Ten, 11-2 Overall)
The Wolverines (1-1, 13-3) fell in five sets to the Boilermakers. Sophomore middle blocker Jennifer Cross and fifth-year senior right side Claire McElheny led the way with 14 kills each. After getting off to a fast start by stealing the first set 25-23, the Wolverines were out killed .355 to .135 in the second set.
In the third set, Purdue jumped out to a 9-2 lead, but Michigan rallied to win 25-23 behind strong play from Junior outside hitters Lexi Erwin and Molly Toon. Erwin recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 12 kills and 14 digs.
After a sluggish fourth set, Michigan came out ready in the fifth set, but soon faltered because of their game low .091 kill percentage. At 7-7 in the fifth set, with both teams exchanging points, the Boilermakers ended the game on an 8-1 run, winning the fifth set 15-10.