MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 6 University of Minnesota volleyball team cruised to a three-set sweep over No. 5 University of Wisconsin, 25-17, 25-21, 25-15, in front of a sold out 5,697 crowd. With the win, Minnesota improves to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten while Wisconsin drops to 9-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Alexis Hart hit .609, a team-best, when she added 14 kills, did not commit and error, in 23 attempts. That hitting clip was also a career best for the junior. Stephanie Samedy also set a new career-high, when she hit .545 and contributed 14 kills and 10 digs, for the double-double. Adanna Rollins produced eight kills and Taylor Morgan added six. Samantha Seliger-Swenson had 39 assists on the evening with eight digs and two service aces. CC McGraw led the defense with 13 digs and was followed by Lauren Barnes who had nine, while Barnes set a new career-high with three service aces.
As a team team Minnesota outhit Wisconsin .386 to .221. The Gophers also had 46 kills, 50 digs and three blocks. Wisconsin put up 39 kills, 41 digs and 4 blocks. The win marks the seventh-straight win against the Badgers, dating back to 2014.
The Gophers hit the road and travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Hoosiers, Saturday,