The No. 2 seed University of Minnesota volleyball team advanced to the Regional Semifinal after topping South Carolina in three sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-15.
Minnesota won its 11th straight match to cement its spot atop the Big Ten standings at 10-0 with a four-set win over Nebraska on Saturday.
A lot went down in Big Ten volleyball action Saturday night, as Maryland downed Ohio State in 5 sets, 5th-ranked Nebraska ended 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect start with a 4-set win and Michigan State got back on track with a 4-set win over Rutgers. 7th-ranked Minnesota and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin swept by Indiana and 20th-ranked Purdue, respectively.
In a match filled with young talent, Minnesota senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson pushed the 8th-ranked Gophers to a sweep of #7 Penn State.
No. 7 seeded Minnesota dominated the net both offensively and defensively in a four-set win over Northern Iowa to advance to their eighth Sweet 16 in the last nine years.
Minnesota picked up their 11th sweep of the 2017 season with a win over Iowa at home.
The #10 VolleyMob ranked Nebraska Huskers swept through the Minnesota Gophers to start off Big Ten Conference play with an undefeated 3-0 record.
Senior middle blocker Molly Lohman put up career-high 14 blocks and sophomore outside hitter Alexis Hart downed a match and career-high 20 kills to lead the No. 3 Golden Gophers past No. 24 Michigan in both teams’ Big Ten opener.
Freshman opposite Stephanie Samedy downed 22 kills, while hitting at a team-best .308 clip and just missing a double double with nine digs, lifting No. 3 Minnesota to a four-set win over No. 4 Texas on Friday.