Gophers retain ranking in national poll

by Megan Ryan

The Gophers volleyball team is still ranked No. 9 in the nation, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Monday.

Minnesota swept the action at the Dartmouth Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Hanover, N.H. The Gophers beat New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Dartmouth in straight sets and defeated Connecticut in four.

Penn State also maintained its No. 1 ranking while Washington and Florida moved up to second and third in that nation, respectively.

One of the Gophers upcoming opponents is also nationally ranked. Minnesota will play No. 20 Purdue on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion after facing Indiana at home on Wednesday.