#3 Minnesota Hits Season-Best .518 In Sweep Of Indiana

  0 Kyp Harasymowycz | November 12th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News


  • #3 Minnesota def. Indiana, 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-15)
  • Minnesota improves to 24-3, 13-3 Big Ten; Indiana drops to 12-16, 1-15 Big Ten
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Attendance: 770
  • Box score

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – #3 Minnesota set a few season highs as a team in a bounce-back win over Indiana Saturday night (25-12, 25-10, 25-15). The Golden Gophers finished with a season-high .518 hitting percentage (50-6-85) and also served a season-high 10 aces against the Hoosiers.

It was clear from the start that Minnesota was going for quick kills and hitting for efficiency after a grueling match at Purdue the night before. All six starters finished hitting .333 or better on the evening, led by freshman outside hitter Jasmyn Martin, who hit a match-high .667. Martin pounded 8 kills without an error on 12 swings. Freshman opposite Stephanie Samedy led all attackers with 17 kills, hitting .536 and adding a match-high 4 blocks at the net. Sophomore outside hitter Alexis Hart had 11 kills on 18 errorless swings to hit .611 Saturday night. She also served a career-high 6 aces on the evening. Senior libero Dalianliz Rosado, who was limited to 10 digs the night before at Purdue in four sets, dug a match-best 11 balls in three sets at Indiana. Junior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson ran the offense with 39 assists and added 5 digs and 3 aces.

Indiana had a few efficient attackers as well. Sophomore middle blocker Deyshia Lofton led the Hoosiers with 9 kills and hit .667 while adding a team-high 2 blocks. Junior right side Elizabeth Asdell put 8 kills away for a hitting percentage of .389. Sophomore setter Victoria Brisack ran the offense with 27 assists and added 6 digs and an ace for the Hoosiers. Freshman libero Bayli Lebo, in her fourth start with the special jersey, dug a team-high 9 balls.


Courtesy of Minnesota Athletics

The No. 5 University of Minnesota volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over Indiana, tonight in Bloomington, Ind. With the win, the Golden Gophers improve to 24-3 overall and 13-3 in the Big Ten conference. Set scores were 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 for the win.

Alexis Hart and Stephanie Samedy hit for efficiency in the win. Hart had 11 kills in 18 attempts and hit .611, while Samedy had 17 kills in 28 attempts and hit .536. Jasmyn Martin also added eight kills in 122 attempts (.667), while Regan Pittman had six kills and hit .400. Hart provided six aces, which doubled a career best. Hart’s previous best came against Rutgers when she had three earlier this year. Samantha Seliger-Swensonhad 39 assists and tied a season-best three aces. Dalianliz Rosado had 11 digs, an ace and six assists.

As a team, Minnesota hit .518, which marked a season best. The Gophers also bettered a season-best in aces with 10. The Gophers produced 50 kills, committed just six errors in 85 swings.

Minnesota is back on the road next weekend when it travels to Northwestern and Illinois, Friday and Saturday night. Both matches are at 7 p.m.

Set Breakdown:

First Set: The Gophers hit .500 and produced 15 kills to win the first set, 25-12. Minnesota opened the first set with a 7-3 lead on a Martin kill. Indiana called its first timeout of the set as the Gophers held a 13-6 lead. Seliger-Swenson provided three consecutive aces to take a 17-6 lead. After a block by Samedy and an attack error by Indiana, the Gophers led, 21-8, and forced Indiana to call its second timeout. Minnesota finished off the set with a pair of kills from Samedy and one by Seliger-Swenson to take a 1-0 lead.

Second Set: The Gophers hit .739 in the second set en route to a 25-10 win. Minnesota took the first point of the set and maintained the lead as the Gophers had 17 kills in 23 attempts and did not commit an error. A Hart kill put the Gophers up, 10-6 as Indiana called a timeout. A Lohman/Seliger-Swenson block put the Gophers up, 13-8, while Lohman later put the Gophers up, 16-8 off an overpass as Indiana called its second timeout. A Samedy/Lohman block put the Gophers up by double digits at 18-8, while a Hart ace put the Gophers up, 21-9. Samedy added set point and put the Gophers up, 2-0 off her 11th kill of the night.

Third Set: A Hart serve rotation provided the Gophers with an 10-0 run as they won the third, 25-15. Tied early at 1-1, Hart went back to the line and helped the Gophers to 10 straight. In that span, Hart had two aces, while the Gophers produced seven kills as Indiana called both of their timeouts during that rotation. Pittman later pushed the score to 14-5 off a kill, while Hart put the Gophers up, 17-7 off a kill. Samedy added Minnesota’s 21st point off a kill, while Martin added a kill for a 22-13 lead. Martin added two kills to take it to match point, while an Indiana service error gave the Gophers the win.

Courtesy of Indiana Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore middle blocker Deyshia Lofton led the Indiana volleyball team with nine kills and hit .667, but the Hoosiers came up short as they fell in three sets (25-12, 25-10, 25-15) against No. 5 Minnesota on Saturday at University Gym.

Junior Elizabeth Asdell added eight kills and hit .389 and redshirt sophomore Kendall Beerman tallied five kills and hit .308 for the match.

Freshman libero Bayli Lebo led Indiana with nine digs and sophomore setter Victoria Brisack recorded 27 assists and one ace for the match.

The fifth ranked Golden Gophers sided out at 84 percent and hit .518 for the match. Minnesota also tallied 10 aces.

After Minnesota sided out at 91 percent and 90 percent in the first two sets, the Hoosiers (12-16, 1-15) limited the Golden Gophers to 73 percent in the third set.

Indiana forced Minnesota into four attack errors in the final set, but Minnesota had their most kills of any individual set, in set three with 18 kills on 36 attempts.

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