Minnesota Fights From 0-1 To Defeat Oregon State In Comeback

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 15th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Match Results

  • #3 Minnesota def. Oregon State 3-1, (19-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-7)
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Boise State Classic
  • Attendance: 231
  • Match Stats

#3 VolleyMob ranked Minnesota takes down Oregon State after going down 0-1 to begin the match in a comeback win.

The first set was close until the score was tied up at 14 all, then Oregon State jumped out to an 18-15 lead – which they continued to build on until they took the first 25-19. Minnesota bounced back in the second set to take a 9-6 lead early and continued that lead until they tied up the match at one all.

The Gophers got into some mid-set trouble in the third, going down 10-14 as Oregon State came out strong. Minnesota cut the lead and eventually tied it up at 16 all. The Gophers pushed ahead to take the third set 25-21 to take the 2-1 match lead. The final set was a blowout as the Gophers came out strong with an 8-3 lead and continued to add to their momentum. The Gophers had a 19-6 lead and finished the match on a 6-1 run to take the match 25-7.

Stephanie Samedy led the Gophers to the win with 16 kills on a .405 hitting clip while also picking up 10 digs for a double-double. Alexis Hart and Molly Lohman also chipped in double-digit kills with 11 and 10, respectively. Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson dished out 42 assists, nine digs and five blocks. In the backcourt, Dalianliz Rosado and Alyssa Goehner picked up 20 and 10 digs, respectively.

For Oregon State, Mary-Kate Marshall put down a match-best 21 kills while Haylie Bennett added another 11. Setter Kylee McLaughlin handed out 41 assists and 13 digs for a double-double.

Press Release

Courtesy of Minnesota Athletics

The No. 1 University of Minnesota volleyball team erased an 0-1 deficit to win, 3-1, over Oregon State, this morning in Boise, Idaho. As a part of the Boise State Classic, the Gophers fell 19-25 in the first set, but came back to win the next three, 25-18, 25-21, 25-7 for the 3-1 final.

Minnesota was led by Stephanie Samedy when she had a double-double 16 kills and 10 digs, followed by Alexis Hart with 11 and Molly Lohman with 10. Regan Pittman had seven kills and a team-best seven blocks. Dalianliz Rosadohad 20 digs, followed by Lauren Barnes with 13 and Alyssa Goehner with 10. Samantha Seliger-Swenson had 42 assists, three aces, nine digs and tied a career-best five blocks. As a team, the Gophers hit .277 to the Beavers’ .139 and held an 11-9 block advantage.

Minnesota is back in action tonight, when it faces host Boise State, tonight in Boise, Idaho.

Set Breakdown:
First Set: Oregon State limited Minnesota to just a .079 hitting clip and outblocked the Gophers, 3-1, to take a 25-19 first set win. Tied through 14, Oregon State built an 18-15 lead as Minnesota called its first timeout of the set. The Beavers continued to build their lead to 22-18 as the Gophers called their second timeout of the set. Oregon State, however, continued to add the pressure when it added three kills for its 23rd, set point and set win.

Second Set: The Gophers responded with hitting .344 and had four blocks for a 25-18 set win. Minnesota opened the second set with a 9-6 lead off a Hart kill, however, Oregon State tied up the set at 9-9. Minnesota later gained a 13-11 lead off a Pittman kill and also pushed the score to 14-12 with another kill. Minnesota added to its lead when it produced four-consecutive blocks for an 18-12 lead. Coming all on Lauren Barnesserve rotation, Minnesota in all collected five points, including an ace for a 19-12 lead. Minnesota finished off the second set with a Samedy kill for a set win and tie the match at 1-1.

Third Set: Minnesota erased a 14-10 deficit to win the set, 25-21. Oregon State opened the third set with a 5-2 lead. Minnesota cut the lead to 9-8 before Oregon State took a 12-8 lead as the Gophers called a timeout. The Beavers built a 14-10 lead before the Gophers responded and later tied the set at 16-16. The tie forced Oregon State to take a timeout. The two teams tied at 18-18 before the Gophers took the lead for good at 19-18 mark. A Samedy kill pushed the Gophers to a 20-18 lead, while Lohman added a 23-21 lead. An Oregon State attack error pushed it to set point, while Pittman finished off the set to go up, 2-1.

Fourth Set: Minnesota opened the fourth set with an 8-3 lead as the Beavers used their first timeout of the set. The Gophers pushed their lead to seven at 13-6 after a block from Lohman and Seliger-Swenson. After another OSU attack error, the Beavers used their second timeout of the set as Minnesota led, 14-6. Hart pushed the Gopher lead to 10 off a kill for the 16-6 lead and added another kill for a 19-6 lead. Seliger-Swenson later pushed the Gophers to set point off back-to-back aces, while an Oregon State attack error gave the Gophers the set and match win.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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