After the Cornhuskers pulled away in the first set, they imposed their will in the final two frames.
“It’s something we have to work through, and that’s kind of been a theme of the season for us — constant adversity with injuries.”
The Wildcats went up 5-0 in the fifth set and never looked back.
Without Rivas, the Terps' back-row defense struggled.
“Our ultimate goal was to make the tournament, and that’s not going to happen this year, but we’re trying to build a program,”
The Terps employed the 5-1 last season, with Alford as the lone setter.
The Boilermakers racked up seven service aces while the Terps had none.
After topping Indiana on Friday, the Terps couldn't put it together against the Boilermakers.
Hoosiers outside hitter Breana Edwards racked up 39 kills in the match.
Katie Myers and Nicole Alford are expected to miss the match against Indiana.