After a bye #7 Purdue starts its Final Four quest.
The NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament opens play today. #7 Purdue earned a first round bye and awaits the winner of UCF and High Point. Conference and AVCA Region honors have been announced and the Boilers set program records for most honorees.
After posting their most conference wins since 2011, Purdue was named the #7 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Boilers earned a first-round bye.
A key substitution helped lift the Boilers as they beat Marquette in four sets. Caitlyn Newton led a powerful Purdue offense with 23 kills.
The Boilers get to stay home as they earned the final #16 seed.
The Boilers head north to start conference play on the road at Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Purdue forced a fifth set against the Wildcats then blitzed them at the start of the final set en route to the win.
Purdue’s passing and untimely errors held back the Boilers in the five-set loss to Notre Dame.
The Boilers will open the tournament down in Lexington against a tough ETSU team. Purdue finished sixth in the Big Ten this season but didn’t score enough upsets to earn hosting privileges.