MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 2 seeded University of Minnesota volleyball team fell in four (25-21, 39-41, 14-25, 24-26) to No. 15 Oregon. With the loss, the Gophers ended the season with a 27-4 record.
Alexis Hart led the team with 20 kills and hit a team-best .340. Stephanie Samedy had 17 kills and led the team with career-high 24 digs.
Adanna Rollins tallied her sixth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 13 digs, while Regan Pittman chipped in 12 kills. Samantha Seliger-Swenson registered 55 assists and ten digs to record her 12th double-double this season and 52nd of her career.
CC McGraw had 18 digs and two aces, while Lauren Barnes had 13 digs. Taylor Morgan had a team-high five blocks. As a team, the Gophers hit .260 and had 71 kills, 86 digs and eight blocks. Oregon hit .313 with 82 kills, 96 digs and 11 blocks.
The Gopher seniors closed out their careers tonight in front of a crowd of 5,187. Four-year starter Samantha Seliger-Swenson finished her career with 5,674 assists, ranking fourth all-time in Gopher volleyball history.
MINNEAPOLIS — The line of Grace Zumwinkle, Taylor Wente, and Nicole Schammel combined for three goals and Emily Brown scored her third game-winning goal of the season as the No. 2 University of Minnesota women’s hockey team won 6-1 over visiting Robert Morris on Friday night at Ridder Arena.
Minnesota (16-2-1, 9-2-1-0 WCHA) scored five unanswered goals en route to the team’s 16th win of the season after Robert Morris (8-9-4, 6-1-1 CHA) tied the game at 1-1 early in the first period. Zumwinkle (1g-2a) and Wente (1g-2a) led the way with three points each while Amy Potomak and Taylor Williamson each registered a pair of assists and Nicole Schammel (1g-1a) had a two-point night for the Maroon & Gold.
Alex Gulstene made 20 saves in net for the Gophers as Minnesota outshot the Colonials, 27-21, for the game. On the other end of the ice, RMU’s Lauren Bailey finished with 21 saves.
The teams face off in game two of this week’s non-conference series at 1:07 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the third-straight Big Ten Conference game, the Gopher Hockey team skated to a 2-2 overtime tie in their Friday night series opener against No. 15 Michigan at Yost Ice Arena.
The Wolverines claimed an additional Big Ten point by scoring with 12.1 seconds left in the 3-on-3 double overtime period. Josh Norris caught a puck on a breakaway and skated in unopposed on the open ice to give Michigan (6-6-4, 2-3-4-2) the bonus in the standings.
The Gophers Mat Robson finished with 38 saves during the game, stopping two more pucks in the 3-on-3 session. Mann hauled in 26 saves for Michigan.
The Gophers finished 0-for-3 on the power play while holding Michigan scoreless in a pair of chances with the man advantage.
The same two teams will close out the season’s first half on Saturday night from Yost.