Maryland volleyball had no answer Friday for Purdue outside hitter Eva Hudson. The reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year racked up 20 kills in both teams’ Big Ten opener.
“I thought she was a beast out of the gate,” Maryland head coach Adam Hughes said of Hudson. “When she’s scoring in different directions you start getting into a game of trying to be spread a little bit and then she kept using that [short kills].”
After going up 2-0, Purdue dropped the third set before opening up the fourth on an 8-0 run. With the Boilermakers firmly in the driver’s seat, Maryland ultimately dropped its first conference match in four sets (20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-11).