Iowa Falls to Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Iowa volleyball team fell, 3-1, to Maryland on Friday night at the Pavilion.
Kelsey O’Neill had 11 kills and a .556 attack percentage. This is her fourth match with double digits in kills and her sixth match with higher than a .500 attack percentage.
Set 1 (21-25) | Maryland took an early 7-3 lead and did not trail again in set one. Down 20-13, Iowa called a timeout before going on a 7-3 run to cut the Terrapins advantage to 23-21, but Maryland closed out the set victory to take a 1-0 match lead.
Set 2 (19-25) | Trailing 8-11, the Hawkeyes used a 5-2 run to draw the score even at 13-13. With the set tied 17-17, the Terrapins scored three consecutive points to take the lead before clinching the set win to take a 2-0 match lead into intermission.
Set 3 (26-24) | With the score knotted 13-13, Maryland went on a 5-1 run to take an 18-14 lead. Trailing 23-19, Iowa fought back and used 7-2 run to win the set, 26-24, cutting the Terrapin’s match lead to 2-1.
Set 4 (18-25) | Maryland jumped out to an early advantage and never trailed en route to a set victory and a 3-1 match win.
“We knew Maryland was a great serving team and that the serve and block combo was going to be tough for us. To get into the fourth set and only have five kills, that’s not acceptable. On the road, you really have to bring everything you have. We needed to fight with more determination. I love what we did in the third set to push it on to the fourth. That was a huge comeback after we were up big and then down big. We just fought and came back. That needs to translate. We have our work cut out for us. We go to Ohio State tomorrow night and we have to play better. We have to give more energy and be more determined.”

  • Louis had 11 kills, marking her 22nd match with double digits in kills.
  • Annika Olsen tallied 14 digs. This is her 27th match with double-digit digs.
  • Molly Kelly also recorded 13 digs, marking her seventh match with double digits in digs.

The Hawkeyes travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT).

  • Iowa: 17-13, 6-11 B1G
  • Maryland: 17-12, 6-11 B1G