Purdue controlled the match from the get go. We won our one set when they were up 2-0 and the score was tied 23-23 then we got the last two points. Next up at Western Kentucky for a three match tourney including Chattanooga and Miami of Ohio.
But ND was up 11-7 in the first set. I don't know how that translates to Purdue controlling the match from the get go.
From when the match started until it ended Purdue seemed to have the upper hand, or at least the answers when ND had a run and took a lead. I do believe the ND women were competitive and they are getting better, but for now they have much to do to be able to beat a top 20 team on their court. Here's my take of what I watched.
It started with the first set as Purdue got up 4-1. They were blocking Yeadon but ND countered by sending in Nunge & Bent so ND scored 3 of the next 5. Then ND subbed Niego we got up 12-7. Then Purdue called time-out and their coach adjusted splitting the next 10 points until Purdue went on a 7 point run to get up 19-17. There was a little more back and forth until Purdue won 25-22. The second set ND never got up by more than 1 point as Purdue won by 4 and ND took that third set. But that 4th set Purdue got up 7-1 and ND never got closer than 4 points to lose 25-20.
It's nice to hear other's take on this volleyball team. I am hopeful they can be more effective the next time they take on a top 20 team.