Gophers Rally to Beat Iowa in Five
(Gophersports.com) -- Trailing 2-1, the third ranked University of Minnesota volleyball team came from behind to defeat Iowa, Friday night in Iowa City, Iowa.
Minnesota fell in the first set, 21-25, won the second 25-20, fell in the third, 20-25, but won the next two, 25-13, 15-11. The Gophers improve to 15-3 overall and 7-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa drops to 15-6 overall and 5-4 in league action.
Despite Iowa outhitting Minnesota, .336 to .323, the Gophers had 72 kills to Iowa's 68. Minnesota also had 11.5 blocks to Iowa's 6. Minnesota had four individuals with double-digit kills. Sarah Wilhite had 22 kills and a career-high 52 attempts to hit .308. Alexis Hart had 19 kills and hit .457. Hannah Tapp had 14 kills (hit .303), while Molly Lohman added 10 (.381). Samantha Seliger-Swenson tied a career-high 66 assists. Dalianliz Rosado had 25 digs. Lohman also led the Gopher block attack with eight on the night.
The Gophers continue the road trip when they travel to No. 1 Nebraska, Sunday, at 1 p.m. The match is televised live on the Big Ten Network.