Minnesota’s Paige Tapp led the squad with 11 kills, not committing an error to hit for .524, adding five blocks. Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson recorded a double-double with 31 assists and 10 digs.
Jazzmine McDonald led all players with 13 kills and a .600 hitting percentage for the Hoosiers. Deyshia Lofton added 10 kills and five blocks, while Taylor Lebo picked up 17 digs.
Defensively, the Gophers out-blocked Indiana 12-6, but the Hoosiers picked up 43 digs to Minnesota’s 35.
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The No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota volleyball team defeated Indiana in three sets Wednesday night, 25-21, 26-24, 25-21. The Gophers improve to 18-4 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten, and remain undefeated at the Sports Pavilion (9-0).
As a team, Minnesota had 12 blocks to Indiana’s six, and hit .245 to the Hoosiers’ .217. Paige Tapp led the team with 11 kills and didn’t commit an error, hitting a team-best .524, adding five blocks. Sarah Wilhite followed with nine kills and five digs. Hannah Tapp and Molly Lohman each had six kills, with H Tapp adding six blocks and Lohman putting up five. Dalianliz Rosado had seven digs with two service aces, while Katie Schau had five digs and Alyssa Goehner had four. Samantha Seliger-Swenson led the team with 10 digs, and added 31 assists.
The Gophers will be on the road for the next three matches, facing Maryland on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT, and traveling to Illinois and Northwestern the following weekend.
Set 1: Minnesota hit .281 to the Hoosiers’ .143 to win the first set, 25-21. The set started out evenly matched, with six tied scores. A Rosado ace at 8-7 gave the Gophers momentum with a 4-1 run, forcing an Indiana timeout at 12-8. Still on Seliger-Swenson’s service rotation, Minnesota would continue its run going 5-1 to force a second Hoosier timeout at 18-9. Indiana would fight to decrease the lead, making its way within three points of the Gophers at 24-21. But two kills from P Tapp ended the set.
Set 2: The Hoosiers outhit Minnesota .278 to .212, but the Gophers came from behind to take the set, 26-24, and go up 2-0 on the match. Indiana took an early lead, with Minnesota calling a timeout at 7-3. Rallies would go back and forth, until the Gophers took a 3-0 run forcing an Indiana timeout at 12-10, with the Hoosiers still leading. Following the timeout, Indiana went on a 7-3 run to force a second Minnesota timeout at 18-13. The Gophers would shrink the Indiana lead to one at 23-22, forcing the first Hoosier timeout. The set was tied up at 23 and 24, with a Wilhite/H Tapp block putting the Gophers at set point, and a kill from P Tapp ending the set.
Set 3: Indiana went on another early lead going up 6-2, until Minnesota tied up the set at 7-7. The Hoosiers took over the lead at 10-9, with the set staying close and back-and-forth until the Gophers tied up the set at 18, forcing Indiana to take its first timeout. Minnesota took over the lead, causing a second Hoosier timeout at 21-19. The Gophers would extend the run to 4-0 on Seliger-Swenson’s service rotation, with an Indiana error putting Minnesota at match point, and a Lohman kill ending the match.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Hoosiers had leads late in two of the three sets, but couldn’t stop the Golden Gophers as No. 2 Minnesota claimed a 3-0 win (25-21, 26-24, 25-21) on Wednesday at the Sports Pavilion.
Senior Jazzmine McDonald led the Hoosiers with 13 kills and hit .600 in the match. Freshman Deyshia Lofton posted 10 kills and five blocks and senior Taylor Lebo registered 17 digs.
The Hoosiers (15-11, 4-9) had a 44-37 advantage in kills and a 42-39 edge in digs.
With an ace in the match Lebo set the Hoosiers all-time record for career aces in the rally scoring era with 128. Lebo also moved into eighth on the Hoosiers all-time list for career digs and now has 1,070.
Minnesota used effective blocking and took advantage of eight Indiana errors in the first set and got out to a 22-15 lead. The Hoosiers respond with contributions from their middle blockers McDonald and Lofton to use a 6-2 run to get within three at 24-21. Despite the late rally Minnesota scored the final point to win the first set, 25-21.
In the second set the Hoosiers jumped out to a 7-3 lead on a kill by Lofton. Indiana had eight kills on their first nine swings in the set and kept that lead up near the end of the set, up 21-17 on a kill by sophomore Elizabeth Asdell.
The Hoosiers led 23-20, but Minnesota came back to tie the match 24-24 and scored on an Indiana attack error and kill to take the second set, 26-24. Indiana tallied 18 kills in the second set, but went into the break trailing 2-0 in the match.
In the third set the Hoosiers jumped out to a 6-2 lead on a kill from senior Allison Hammond and led 18-15 later in the set. Minnesota took a lead at 19-18 on a kill by Paige Tapp and the Hoosiers never led the rest of the way as Minnesota took the final set, 25-21.
Up next the Hoosiers host Ohio State on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at University Gym.