volleyball-women-d1 flag

Minnesota Athletics | October 13, 2016

No. 3 Minnesota sweeps No. 1 Wisconsin

  Minnesota handed Wisconsin its first Big Ten loss of the season.

The No. 3 Minnesota volleyball team swept No. 1 Wisconsin on Wednesday 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 in Madison, Wisconsin. With the win, the Golden Gophers improve to 14-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten. 

Wisconsin was handed its first loss of the Big Ten season, and are 14-2 overall and 6-1 in league action. Minnesota snapped a nine-match Badger win streak. It was also the first Big Ten loss for the Badgers since the 2015 Golden Gophers defeated them on Oct. 17, 2015, which snapped Wisconsin's 18-match Big Ten win streak. 

As a team, the Gophers hit .323, while they limited Wisconsin to just .050, a season low. The Gophers had just 13 errors in 99 attempts to Wisconsin's 27 errors in 101 attempts. Minnesota had 14 team blocks to the Badgers' three. That 14-block mark was the fourth-highest for the team this season and the most blocks for the Gophers in three-set fashion. 

Minnesota was led by Sarah Wilhite with 12 kills and eight digs. Hannah Tapp and Paige Tapp both added five blocks, with H. Tapp establishing 11 kills (hit .429) and P. Tapp with nine (hit .438). Molly Lohman hit .625, adding a season-best nine blocks. Alexis Hart had seven kills and two blocks. Dalianliz Rosado had 11 digs, while Samantha Seliger-Swenson had five and established 41 assists, five digs and two blocks. 

 

College volleyball rankings: Wisconsin jumps to No. 4 in NCAA.com's Power 10

In this weeks Power 10 college volleyball rankings, Baylor stays on top and Wisconsin jumps again to No. 4 after another top-10 win.
READ MORE

College volleyball: Wisconsin continues win streak, sweeps No. 6 Minnesota in another top-10 win

Wisconsin took down another top-10 team, this time beating No. 6 Minnesota for the first time since 2014.
READ MORE

College football rankings: LSU surges after statement win, Minnesota returns to AP Poll after five years

All but three of the nation’s top 25 teams played last week, causing a significant shuffle across Sunday's new AP Poll. Here's what you need to know after a wild Week 7.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners