- Nov 21, 2008
- Reaction score
It is always great to beat the skunks. Go Gophers !!!!!!!!!!!!
As much as the ladies brought it against the Badgers a few days back, they failed to do so against Michigan State tonight. Felt like they spent more time battling themselves than the Spartans and ultimately fell in five sets. Very disappointing performance on a number of fronts, most notably passing.
The first set was a continuation of the Badger effort with the Gophers taking it 25-12. After that, the Spartans (and Gopher passing) did a good job of keeping the ball from Seliger-Swenson. Although, even when Minnesota was in system, Michigan State did a good job reading the set. The Gopher offense looked unusually predictable tonight leading to a good MSU blocking effort. Comparatively, Minnesota's block was non-existent especially on the outside hitters.
Rosado added some backbone to the defense late in the match with some terrific digs but it wasn't enough. To sum up, in the fifth set the score was tied at 6-6 before Sparty went on a 5-0 run. The Gopher's rallied within one several times but eventually fell 15-13.
Gophers play another poor match but come back late to beat Iowa 3-2.
Match was televised and the announcers said Iowa hasn't beaten Minnesota in volleyball since 1995 (40 straight wins for Gophers). That's a crazy number. Iowa must have been historically bad in volleyball.
https://extra.ncaa.org/solutions/rpi/Stats Library/16 VB Nitty Gritty thru Oct 23.pdf
NCAA RPI through games of 23 October (Sunday).
5. San Diego
9. North Carolina
I took my daughter to the volleyball match tonight - first time for either of us. It was a blast. Sold out crowd, rocking the entire night and the ladies played great.
Fun night indeed.
Minnesota took care of business in College Park 16, 19, 22. The Terp's Gia Millana with 17 kills and 10 errors was an unavoidable story. The Gophers controlled the first two sets; but fell behind in set three 11-8 before rallying for the win. Wilhite had 13 kills hit .355 and Hart chipped in 8 kills hitting .438.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee will reveal a top ten ranking on Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. ET during the Alabama vs. Auburn match on ESPNU.
The ranking is based on the criteria used to select and seed the 64 teams for the Division I Volleyball Championship and include strength of schedule, Rating Percentage Index, head-to-head competition, results versus common opponents, significant wins and losses, and locations of contests. Additionally, input is provided by the regional advisory committees for consideration by the Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee.