volleyball-women-d1 flag

Minnesota Athletics | October 25, 2019

College volleyball: No. 7 Minnesota earns comeback win over Michigan

Check out this powerful spike in this week's volleyball top plays

The No. 7 University of Minnesota volleyball program erased an 0-2 deficit and came back to win, 3-2 over Michigan, tonight in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the win, the Golden Gophers improve to 8-1 overall and 14-3 overall. Michigan falls to 13-6 overall and 6-3 in league standings. 

Minnesota lost the first two sets, 22-25, 23-25, but came back to win, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13 for its eight conference win of the season. As a team, Minnesota hit .310 and limited Michigan to .226, despite the Wolverines' 76-58 lead in kills. Minnesota had 16 blocks in the match, including five in both the fourth and deciding fifth set. 

ALL-TIME: We break down Nebraska's all-time lineup | AVCA Player of the Week

A well-balanced attack, Minnesota had four individuals with double-digit kills. Alexis Hart paved the way for the Gophers. she had a season-best 20 kills and 45 attempts to hit .378. Stephanie Samedy added a double-double with 12 kills, 13 digs and two aces. Adanna Rollins tallied 11 kills and 10 digs for the double-double, while Regan Pittman added 10 kills, hit .348 and posted a career-best 11 blocks. Taylor Morgan and Hart also tallied five blocks. 


Notables

-Tonight's contest marked the first time the Gophers played in five sets this season. It marked Minnesota's first five-set win since Nov. 17, 2018. 
-Pittman's 11 blocks bettered her eight blocks she set in 2018, also against Michigan. 

RANKINGS: NCAA.com's Power 10 rankings | AVCA rankings 

Quotable

"Obviously really impressed with the outcome, but also how the team went about doing it was great," head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. "Michigan is a great team, and they were playing well. For our athletes to hang in there and weather that storm in the first two sets and find a way to win in the last three was really impressive. It's a special road win for us."

Up Next

Minnesota plays Michigan State, Sunday in East Lansing, Mich. Match time is set for 11 a.m., CT, and televised on Big Ten Network. 

No. 7 Wisconsin vs No. 5 Minnesota volleyball: Preview, history, how to watch

Wisconsin will travel to Minnesota for a rematch this season and a battle for first place in the Big Ten. Here is everything you need to know before the matchup.
READ MORE

College Football Playoff rankings: LSU is the new No. 1 in the Top 25 rankings for Week 12

LSU is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings this week. Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia round out the top four.
READ MORE

College wrestling rankings: Penn State maintains No. 1 spot,

Here's what you need to know about the latest NWCA college wrestling rankings and what's next for these top teams in the 2019-20 season.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

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