Gophers Remain Undefated with Two More Sweeps at Diet Coke Classic

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 02nd, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, SEC

Diet Coke Classic

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018

VolleyMob brought you the Day 1 results of the Diet Coke Classic in Minneapolis as the host Golden Gophers moved to 3-0 and offense ruled the day. Saturday brought two more wins for No. 4 Minnesota, leaving the team among the national ranks of the unbeaten a 5-0 and sewing up the tournament title.

Saturday Roundup

Minnesota def. Georgia Southern 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-10)

Arkansas def. North Dakota State 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12)

Georgia Southern def. NDSU 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-18)

Minnesota def. Arkansas 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-18)

Tournament Stars

MVP: Regan Pittman (Minnesota)

All-Tournament Team:

  • Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Minnesota)
  • Adanna Rollins (Minnesota)
  • Kelly O’Brien (Arkansas)
  • Okiana Valle (Arkansas)
  • Abbi Klos (NDSU)
  • Skylar Ball (Georgia Southern)

Tournament Notables

  • Three different players led the Gopher offense on the weekend: Stephanie Samedy (11 kills) vs. NDSU on Friday, Claire Sheehan (8 kills) vs. Georgia Southern and Regan Pittman (12 kills) vs. Arkansas
  • Minnesota hit .300 or better in seven of its nine sets of action, including a .632 effort in Set 3 (12-0-19) of the win against Georgia Southern.
  • The Gophers racked up 21 blocks on the weekend, while keeping opponents to a combined .061 hitting effort.
  • Georgia Southern earned its first win of the season, topping NDSU on Saturday.
  • Nearly 5000 fans were in attendance both days.
    • 4,914 (Minnesota vs. North Dakota State)
    • 4,728 (Minnesota vs. Georgia Southern)
    • 4,804 (Minnesota vs. Arkansas)

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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